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.