How does calling an election "subvert democracy"? From the Globe & Mail (via Google; Globe & Mail, 'We have no choice': Election fever stirs Grit pot):
The odds of a snap fall election, so scant a while back, have increased enough that the Liberals are getting agitated. So much so that they are putting a contingency plan in place to select a new leader in early October, two months ahead of schedule.Calling an election may pervert it, sure. Subvert? Never.
"We have no choice," the party's national party director, Steve MacKinnon, said yesterday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he said, is "trigger happy" enough to do it. "I can't imagine he would want to subvert democracy in this way. . . . But we have to have a contingency plan if he does."
I don't know why I felt the need to comment on this pointlessness. I think it's because the last dig I had at the Liberal Party was July 6, and it wasn't really a dig. I've got a quota to fill.
And besides, there's a backhanded dig in this post at the Conservative Party too ...
Fair and balanced, that's me.
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