What Are You Doing Inside?

It's Saturday, for heaven's sake ... get out there and forget about politics for the night!

Oh, all right: I can't entirely do it, either. So here's a link to the best smackdown of PM Martin I've seen in a bit. No surprise, it's from Andrew Coyne.

More later.


At 12:21 a.m., Blogger Mark Francis said...

Oh, Coyne's brutal there.

Martin = amoral visionless pragmatist

People are only noticing this now?

At 12:27 a.m., Blogger Canadi-anna said...

It's funny how a piece like that can really pick you up.


At 2:45 a.m., Blogger Psychols said...

To me, Andrew Coyne's comment says nothing more than:

Last week we thought Paul Martin was too nice. This week we think he is mean. We think he is mean for the same reasons that we called him Mr. Dithers last week.

At 9:13 a.m., Blogger Jason Hickman said...

Mark - Martin had lots of folks fooled.

Cycles - See my comment to Mark.

Martin's habbit of hopping from one side of the issue to the other, as detailed by Coyne & others, is quite a sight. It may yet work for him, unless the CPC can persuade folks otherwise.

That said, I doubt if Andrew C.'s article changed many minds ... it just said what anti-Libs are saying, in devestating way.

At 1:20 p.m., Blogger Psychols said...

Martin has flip flopped on issues but not nearly to the extent suggested by Coyne. For example, Martin did not endorse the invasion of Iraq. He remained silent before he was leader of the Liberal party, then used Harper's support for that war against him during the leaders debate.

One could just as easily attack Harper for his flip flops. He suggested scrapping the Health Act yet has (apparently) publicly abandoned this position.

Does this make Martin or Harper evil, mean or ruthless? I think not, just politicians. However much fun it may be to attribute evil intentions to politicians it is probably unconstructive and does not play well in Canada.


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