Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Vote For Me Anyway

The Canadian election is getting a little weird.

Stephen Harper moved to reassure wary voters yesterday that a Liberal-dominated Senate, judiciary and civil service would provide plenty of checks and balances should his party walk away with a majority next Monday.

“The reality is that we will have, for some time to come, a Liberal Senate, a Liberal civil service — at least senior levels have been appointed by the Liberals — and courts that have been appointed by the Liberals,” Mr. Harper said.

“So these are obviously checks on the power of a Conservative government.”

In other words, he’s saying “Don’t be afraid to vote for the Conservatives because the courts and the Senate will stop us from doing what I promised I’d do.” Refreshingly candid, but still a little creepy.