Stephane Dion hides behind his door as a neighbour brings him
a condolences card Thursday in Ottawa (photo by Canadian Press)
As you may have heard, we had a federal election here in Canada this week. Things ended up exactly, almost, as they were before the vote, except the second-place Liberals were thoroughly spanked and lost seats in the Commons.
Much of the blame was put on leader Stephane Dion, with his incomprehensible English, overall awkwardness and reliance on some kind of “Green Shift” carbon tax system nobody understood. Also, he did a TV interview where he couldn’t understand the question, and CTV aired it, which was brilliant.
Within minutes of the party’s vicious beating Tuesday night, cries for his resignation were coming in. Tonight we are told he will quit Monday, but we don’t know whether he will walk away or stay on to manage the Grits until a new leader is chosen. We’ll have to see. Steph isn’t saying much — he’s holed up at home (as seen above) in Ottawa.
I was considering all this when I checked my e-mail just now, and found this in my inbox:
Dear Mr Weather Eye
I travelled around Internet after fact to lose election of a so big manner, by searching picture of Mr Spock, because I love Mr Spock. I found rather this Weather Station 1 yours and I read it all day long and all in the daytime according to also.
I really appreciated your articles of Sarah Palin and also that of the Led Zeppelin. I always thought that the Led Zeppelin was a film!! Now I know that it is a group pop.
Vos mots m’ont fait se rendre compte que je peux faire plus avec blog excellent comme le vôtre que je pourrais avoir fait comme le Premier ministre. Donc je vais démissionner, aller à la maison à Québec et à travail sur la création d’une grande imagination blog avec toutes mes idées dans cela.
Your words made me realize that I can make more different Canadian with blog very good as yours that I could have made as the Prime minister. Therefore I am going to resign, to go home in Quebec and begin job on the creation of a big blog imagination with all my ideas in it.
Thank you for inspiring me
With Thanks Big To Online Transation Site, get words into English gooder.
So there it is, Canada. You have me to thank. And now, as we watch potential new leaders like Michael Ignatieff, Bob Rae, Martha Hall Findlay, Gerard Kennedy, John Manley … wait, didn’t we just do this a couple of years ago? Oh yeah. We did.
How’s Obama doing?