Conservative Minority

There’s not much to say. Same shit, different smell. There was change in the air, and it came. Not as resolutely as some might have predicted, since the Conservatives have captured a very tenuous minority, but still a shift in the Canadian political landscape. Martin’s stepping down from Liberal leadership certainly adds to that, and it contributes to what will be a very interesting year in politics. One with plenty of positioning and politicking and strategy, from all the major parties. There’s a lot at play with how the votes turned out and how the parties will deal with that (the possibility of a coalition hasn’t even been ruled out yet), but I’ll leave analysis to the experts.

Minorities have a half-life of about 18 months, give or take a few, so for all we know we might be going back to the polls in 2007. In the meantime, who knows? At least Bulte wasn’t elected, so I did my part.

That said, I’m going to leave a joke I posted elsewhere that I made up and is kind of lame: Harper is going to feel really, really uncomfortable since he’s going to have to deal with a visible minority. harhar. GET IT? HE DOESN’T LIKE IMMIGRANTS AND HE ONLY GOT 124 SEATS! CLEVER.

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