November. Politics. Both mind numbingly boring.

Posted: November 12, 2008 in Uncategorized

After the recent boring Canadian federal election and the amazing recent election in the US, as I mentioned we’re doing the whole election thing again in Quebec less than two years after our previous provincial election.

And our candidate are redefining the meaning of boredom. Yesterday the Parti Québecois and Liberals accused each other of being bad managers.



That pretty much sums up the whole election. We’re voting for a manager, not a leader.

The only halfway amusing thing here is Mario Dumont who at the beginning of the campaign touted himself as the Obama of Quebec. The man for change. The man leads the ADQ, the party most to the right that attracts the most rednecks. The reactionary party. Oh the irony!

(Edited to add: This blog from Deux Maudits Anglais on Maclean’ just proves that Mario Dumont, like all politicians, is nothing but a clown. He just takes it to a higher level. And yet, he actually managed to be the official opposition leader after the last election. What is wrong with people? )

The whole charade makes the federal election look almost interesting in retrospect. That’s scary.

Will we ever again see an inspired leader, whether at the federal or provincial level? Will we ever again see someone with a minimum of flair? A touch of charisma? A René Lévesque? (Love him or hate him, the man had charisma and he inspired people to believe in something).

God these people tire me. I want need a Barak Obama!!!

  1. furiousBall says:

    what a change this is! another country wanting a leader like ours? wow!

  2. It is a bizarre feeling, as furiousball notes, to have soemone wanting our leader for a change. And while I like to be generous, right now we need every second of that man’s time.

  3. Urban Animal says:

    I think the elections in the US made us realize that we need change and then be very disappointed to realize that, nope, ain’t gonna happen this time either…

  4. pierre l says:

    I think I’ve had Levesque the journalist and the TV personality, and left Quebec before you had Levesque the party leader. But he was certainly good. I know nothing about your current politicians; I do subscribe to the on-line edition of Le Devoir — perhaps I need to read it more.

  5. xup says:

    Really, what kind of person wants to be a politician in Canada anyway? It’s a thankless job; it costs the earth to run an election; it doesn’t pay all that well; you’ve got no real power to change anything; nobody cares enough to vote; and it’s basically one big old boys’ club where the real business of the country is done behind the scenes amongst long time cohorts and if you’re not one of them you’re just spinning your wheels

  6. Jocelyn says:

    I’m with Furiousball–can’t believe anyone would admire our president and want a leader like ours. And don’t even get me started on our First Lady-Elect. Woo-hoo!

  7. Jazz says:

    Fuball – that is pretty amazing actually.Citizen – Aw, c’mon (she whines) just loan him to us for 6 months or so…..UA – maybe next time, but I doubt it. There’s no one here to get excited about.Pierre – he was good. And he was that rare bird in politics, he had integrity. I’m not even a separatist, but I really admired the guy.XUP – which might explain why we have no Barak Obama.Jocelyn – About time eh? And the Mrs… oh yeah!

  8. Bandobras says:

    My dad used to tell me to never get involved with politicians, lawyers or salesmen. He said everyone lies from time to time but they are all professionals.

  9. Susan Tuttle says:

    Yes — it is possible. We had Bush for 8 long years and now our time for change has come. I am so happy that we elected Obama and feel pride in my country once again — that hasn’t happened for me in a long time. Susanxo

  10. Rachel says:

    Squee!! I still cant beleive we elected Obama!I hope you get yours soon. Hey, wait! this is a interconnected world, isnt it? with global economies, global infrastructure, global poltics, and so forth, right? And since America is SUPPOSEDLY the dominant nation on the planet (Im dubious), our president (-elect) IS your president too!

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