A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Why the New Ads?

Why? See: Canadian Federal Election, 2004.

Remember Harper the scary bogeyman? Meet Dion, the useless, ineffectual leader. This is politics, and in politics you define your opponent before he has a chance to define himself. Those with reservations about this sort of thing should either check them at the door or go home.

We only viewed this sort of thing as a 'dirty Liberal tactic' when they did it to Harper because it smeared our guy. The Liberals are going to view this as a 'dirty Conservative tactic' because we're doing it to their guy. That's politics. It's cutthroat, and if you sit around debating whether or not tactics like this are 'nice' or not, you're going to get trampled by the other guy - who, incidentally, thanks you for your complete naivety.

If that argument doesn't sway you, then consider this: If you view this as a choice between being 'the good guy or being the bad guy', you'd best think again - this is a choice between 24 Sussex and Stornaway.

Take your pick.

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