Perhaps someone could explain the comic charade of the last few days in which Blair Wilson, a WestVancouverite elected originally to Parliament as a Liberal and then dropped for some "personal, ethical" reasons, announces with blaring tubas that he has joined the Green Party, thus giving the Greens their first "elected" member in the federal House.
"I feel at home, " was Wilson's eye-catching phrase.
Weren't there enough murders or child abandonments that day to cover the front pages?
Truly, 'tis the Silly Season.
Wait. I think I see Blare disappearing into the back benches.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Debate is Talmudic. It is basic. Without argument, dissension and the smile of verbal wrestling, social structure and democracy are shadows on cave walls. Following is Victor's response to those who have been fighting with him since I published his piece on American politics:
Like I knew David.
Posted by David Berner at 9:46 AM
That's the number of people killed this year in Mexico over drug disputes.
There are those among you still harbouring wish fulfillment dream of drug legalization. You still entertain the rose-colored fantasy that drug crime will disappear at the stroke of a legislative pen.
Read this and give your head a really, really big shake.
Posted by David Berner at 9:42 AM