John Tory wants to put soldiers on our streets.
I'm not making this up.
They had George Smitherman on the CBC Toronto News at Six last night commenting on the new ads out promoting John Tory.
If you go to the CBC Toronto website, click on "Latest News at Six Broadcast" and go to about the 13:15 mark, you'll see it.
In a nutshell, Mr. Smitherman accused John Tory of both wanting to govern via a "group hug" and of harbouring a hard right-wing agenda, by relying on the opinions "Mike Harris' cronies have imposed upon him".
That's right. John Tory is going to impose a hard right-wing group hug agenda.
Has George Smitherman jumped the shark?
I mean, don't get me entirely wrong, he started out okay - the piece said something about him saying the ads lacked substance which I entirely disagree with, but it was at least a reasonable partisan attack.
But, what's a hard right-wing group hug agenda?
Now, I appreciate Mr. Smitherman's role as the "attack dog" - he can feel free to attack the opposition while the Premier can continue to look all statesman-like, but come on.
Is this the best the Grits can offer?
For those of you keeping track, we have to watch out for: