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—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, June 17, 2004


Nicely summed up

Seeing as nobody can agree -- and everyone seems to have their own standards for -- who came out best from this week's leadership debates, this assessment from a Globe and Mail letter-writer and rock-paper-scissors fanatic is as appropriate as any.
Even a cursory glance should reveal that Mr. Harper's overly aggressive play of Rock is beaten by Mr. Martin's bureaucratic Paper.

It warms my heart to see that politicians are finally embracing a higher form of dispute-resolution than the archaic "who talks louder" form of debate to which we have become accustomed.
If you want to see the photo in question, you'll have to get your hands on a copy of today's Globe.
i've got a copy posted at, for anyone interested.
Very amusing. On a personal note, after listening to Chantal Hebert and Alan Gregg's post-debate analysis, I was seriously wondering whether I had watched the same broadcast. I certainly didn't see a Paul Martin win. And I can't help but wonder whether there was an anti-Conservative bias at play. Most of the (non-involved)political consultants I spoke with after the debate thought Martin had tanked and, by looking boring, Stephen Harper had won. But what do any of us know. It's the public who will make the final judgment.
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