Friday, January 27, 2006

"Ontario wants in!"

If you didn't see it, Ontario Premier Dalton McGunity began his first post federal election press conference yesterday by walking up to the podium and declaring "Ontario wants in!".

It was one of the funniest things I've heard a politician say in a long time (that is to say the most intentionally funny thing I've heard from a politician in a long time). Of course he was being (semi) fecitious, and the assembled press got a good laugh, so I wanted to give our Premier props for a good line!

I for one laughed out loud.

Of course a third of the Tory caucus is from Ontario (there are 40 Ontario Tory MPs and only 28 Alberta Tory MPs) so we're still "in", and I imagine Harper will show just how "in" we still are with his cabinet appointments (afterall, it's pretty hard to ignore 40% of the population, if you plan on winning a majority some day!).

I'm concerned Toronto's needs might not be addressed as well as they need to be under a Tory government, but then, it's also hard to ignore a population (the GTA) almost twice as large as Alberta's. Toronto needs to remain successful for Ontario to remain successful, and Harper surely wants (and needs) that, so my worry is on hold for now.

Anyway, nice job Premier! No politician that was actually trying to be funny has made me laugh so hard in a LONG time!

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James Bowie said...

Well Played Andrew

Lord Kitchener's Own said...

Uhmmm. OK.


Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Andrew???

Lord Kitchener's Own said...

I have no idea!

Maybe James accidentally posted a reply to the worng blog, or there was a technical glitch or something.

But if you read this James, I've been wondering that too!