Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I Remember When...

...we used to have nice elections. You know, the kind where, yes, the various parties disagreed with each other, and probably disliked each other to a certain degree, but at least acknowledged each other's right to exist. The kind where a party would get into deep trouble if it ran ads making fun of an opposing candidate's appearance. The kind where a party whose platform consisted essentially of a list of reasons why one should hate and fear one's neighbours would be giggled at, and subsequently ignored (yes, Conservative Party of Canada, I'm looking at you).

Ok, maybe I've got the ol' rose-coloured specs on again as I gaze backwards in time, but I sure as hell don't recall this sort of shit going on in earlier elections.

I mean, really. Cutting brake lines? WTF?

4 comments:

Chorus said...

Oh dear... how stupid and ignorant can people be, really?

Chunklets said...

It just seems to me that the whole tone of the thing has changed, sadly.

Chorus said...

Yes, I've seen junior high school student council elections held with more maturity than some of the more memorable moments of this federal election, and the federal election down south.

Chunklets said...

Yeah, and I live in some dread of the more immature tactics actually working.