Musings —10.26.2011 08:41 AM—
- Ford ambush follow-up: It made him look like a sympathetic figure, per yesterday’s posting. Yep. My question: why does the Ottawa Citizen – which serves, um, Ottawa – think this story about the Toronto mayor is a big deal? Another question: why do people interview Nelson Wiseman all the time for his political insights? This is the guy – along with the provincial trial lawyers’ chief, who told me my “boy” was in trouble – who said McGuinty was as good as gone. So why keep asking him to predict stuff?
- Frankly, my dear… So Frank Klees is running; it doesn’t mean he’s going to win, right? What’s noteworthy, here, is that both Hudak and Horwath ordered their MPPs not to run, while McGuinty said (per the Parliamentary tradition) that MPPs can decide what’ll happen on their own. Whether Klees wins or not, one thing is plain: the Opposition leaders aren’t leaders. They’re weak: as one conservative commentator has declared: “It’s a huge loss of face for Hudak.”
- Qadhafi’s execution: I’m glad Barack Obama has said what needed to be said: the death of the Libyan strongman happened, and Qadhafi himself created the circumstances that led to it – but filming it on cell phone cameras, and broadcasting it, was wrong. And, moreover, it probably engendered sympathy for the former dictator. Never speak ill of the dead, we Irish are taught – and, similarly, don’t film indignities done to the dead.
- Gun registry gone: I’m a gun owner, as revealed previously, and I wholeheartedly support registering it – as I do my bike, my dog and my car. Now that the registry is on its way to being gone, our murder rate – particularly in domestic violence situations – will go up. And the Cons will be held to account for that. Guys like me will be making sure of that.
- Winehouse R.I.P.: At the time of her death, I speculated that her demise had been hastened by junk. I was wrong. It was alcohol. Same church, different pew. It’s a sad loss of life, either way. I wish she hadn’t done it to herself.
- Don’t Walk This Way: sorry, I just can’t help myself. And Stephen’s tumble gives us an excellent excuse to play the best-ever Aerosmith song!