Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Layton takes the initiative

Well, well, well. Just when you thought old Bobby boy had painted himself into a corner by saying his party was no longer prepared to prop up Martin's minority Liberal government in a confidence motion, he pulls this out of his hat:
NDP Leader Jack Layton said Wednesday he will introduce a motion Nov. 24 calling for a February election, avoiding a Christmas vote.

Layton said the motion will call on Prime Minister Paul Martin to dissolve the House of Commons in the first week of January.

"This avoids the holiday election that nobody wants," Layton told a news conference in Vancouver.

While Harper dithers around and Martin grasps at ridiculous scare tactics (saying senior's pensions could be "in jeopardy"), Layton steams ahead, again looking like the only national leader with Canadians' best interests at heart. The facts are in: Harper is the Coyote and Layton is the Road Runner.

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1 comment:

Ivan Prokopchuk said...

Why am I so fond of that biker
cartoon, the one with the Coyote
sodomizing the Roadrunner with a
triumphant "Bee-Beep y'r ass!"
I opine that Jack is just a bit
too nimble and too quick. Shrewd though. Must drive Stephen nuts.
I am awaiting the next cartoon.