Tuesday, November 29, 2005

On the end of a government

It's ironic, isn't it?
All Paul Martin Jr. ever wanted to be was Prime Minister. He wheeled, dealt, cajoled, and a whole lot of other stuff to get there.
And he's going to go down in the history books... in a way he never would have imagined.
His government is the first in the history of Canada to go down on a straight no-confidence motion. No budget defeats, no other Parliamentary stuff -- just a straight vote of no confidence.
Bring on the election.
It's strange...
The Associated Press' story on the end of the line for PM's government included this reference, which struck me (and my man the Exile) as being somewhat odd...
The Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper joined with the New Democratic and Bloc Quebecois parties to bring down the government -- prompting the first Christmas and winter campaign in mostly Christian Canada in 26 years.
Does it have to be blatantly stated that Canada's population is at least nominally majority Christian?
Maybe it does.
And from Your Hit Parade, a little bit of Willie Nelson via Dandy Don Meredith for the Liberal Party:
Turn out the lights
The party's over
They say that
All good things must end
Call it tonight
The party's over
And tomorrow starts
The same old thing again