09 September 2008

How green was your valley?

Like the old Newfoundland saying, some politicians think the voters are too green to burn if you take the full measure of the least political events in eastern Newfoundland.

First, there was the latest begging letter to Uncle Ottawa - itself pretty much recycled from previous federal election campaigns and the 2006 federal Conservative campaign manual - demonstrating both the dependence of independence and going it alone but only if others pay for it.  And yes folks, there is a clip of a certain political leader saying that Newfoundlanders and Labradorians want to be masters of their domain.

Second came the planted caller endorsing the Liberal candidate in St. John's East because, you know, a vote for the NDP is a vote for Stephen Harper.  Yeah, like that piece of recycling - or is it compost - from the 2004 campaign worked so well for the same guy the last time he ran in that seat.  

David Suzuki was right. 

This is a totally green campaign.

Everything is recycled.