December 19, 2007

A Vote For Low Expectaions

Watching Politics with Don Newman today, and they're going through the usual talking-head routine (one Con, one Lib, one Dipper), when the strange and useless Canadian Representation at Bali came up.

Defending his government's position ("We do nothing until everyone else does, first!"), the Team Blue rep made noise (around the 18 minute mark) about putting in place "the most aggressive environmental plan in Canadian history", and that "if you talk to anyone in industry, they'll tell you that."

Let me paraphrase: The regulations on industry are tough! If you don't believe me, ask my buddy who's drilling for oil right now if he wants less regulation.

Gosh, I can't imagine what he'd say. Can you?

Saying that the plan in place is the best ever is like saying someone in a coma is better than them being dead: true, possibly, but not by much.

The Perpetual Party did nothing for 13 years - if you're going to brag about being "better than them", you need a better set of benchmarks.


posted by Thursday at 9:04 pm


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