Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Election business

Ken Chapman's comments on Harper's newly-released platform are spot-on.

The interVivos/Vote Project young candidates' forum last night was very interesting. It's always good to see candidates as real people rather than their party platforms. Everyone was cordial, and the Conservative candidate showed up (after every candidate running in the city/outlying areas from the party was invited). I respect all of these people for getting involved rather than just complaining about how things are currently being done. I think many people who went into the forum knowing who they were going to vote for are going to have some thinking to do. Myself included.

South of the border, Brigitte Bardot, the French sex symbol/film legend, has been not only discouraging Sarah Palin but completely slamming her. In today's National Post:

Brigitte Bardot sends Sarah Palin note of discouragement: "I hope you lose'

Brigitte Bardot, the French film legend turned animal activist, took a swipe at Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, yesterday, saying she was a disgrace to women. "I hope you lose these elections because that would be a victory for the world," she wrote in an open letter to John McCain's running mate.

"By denying the responsibility of man in global warming, by advocating gun rights and making statements that are disconcertingly stupid, you are a disgrace to women and you alone represent a terrible threat, a true environmental catastrophe."

The 1960s sex symbol also assailed Ms. Palin for supporting Arctic oil exploration that could jeopardize animal habitats and for failing to protect polar bears. In a final salvo, she picked up on Ms. Palin's depiction of herself as a pit bull with lipstick. "I know [dogs] well and I can assure you that no pit bull, no dog, nor any other animal for that matter is as dangerous as you are," she wrote.

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