My boys and I were on the way to school/work yesterday, listening to one of the greatest political punk bands on the planet, and my oldest told me that ‘Ready To Fall’ – RA’s pro-environment anthem – had been removed from YouTube. I told him I would find it if I could.
As I write this, I’m in the CTV Agincourt parking lot – about to do Canada AM on the disgrace that is the Rahim Jaffer “sentence.” And I’m doing radio hits on David Miller’s big announcement this morning.
What do the two cases have in common? Nothing – other than we are well to be rid of both Messrs. Jaffer and Miller in our politics, I think.
What does it all mean, Virginia? Well, let’s see: two experienced, much-liked, much-admired New Democratic Members of Parliament are jumping ship before the next election. Sound like a ringing endorsement of Jack Layton’s prop-up-Harper-at-all-costs strategy to you? Um, me neither.
You know, maybe it’s just me. But I have to say that it’s pretty unseemly to see an aspiring Premier heckling the Queen’s representative in the Ontario Legislature. Showing up late, then giggling like a schoolboy.
Stay classy, Little Timmy.
Right to left: Little Timmy, Unidentified Reformatory political welfare recipient, Elizabeth Witmer, and Little Timmy's policy muse, Fred Flintstone.
UPDATE FROM SHARP-EYED READER!Hi Warren, I believe that Christine Elliott is in the photo. Not Elizabeth Witmer. You are probably used to seeing her with a lawn gnome. Catherine