Monday, October 23, 2006

You can't even buy yourself a good politician these days.

There's an old saying: "An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought." As opposed to, say, Gilles Duceppe.

Feb 20, 2006:

Bloc plans to prop up Harper's minority

OTTAWA -- The Bloc Québécois says it intends to keep the Conservative minority government in office for a "good while," encouraged by the Tories' openness toward Quebec.

With the Liberals already digging in their heels more than a month before the new Parliament begins and the NDP at least one vote shy of holding the balance of power, the Bloc will often be the deciding factor between Conservative success and an early federal election.

Famous last words, eh?

Bloc demands 'fiscal imbalance' fix

The leader of the Bloc Québécois is threatening to topple Stephen Harper's minority government and force an election.

Gilles Duceppe told delegates at a Bloc convention in Quebec City on Saturday that he'll work to bring down the Conservatives if they don't fix what he refers to as the fiscal imbalance with the provinces in the next federal budget.

Eight months. Yeah, that's about right when it comes to how long any politician can share the same bed with Stephen Harper. I'm surprised it lasted that long. You just know that those same-sex marriages are never a good idea.

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