Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Do dat Cabinet shuffle, Fibbies

I'm immensely amused by this Canadian Press article.

"Brazen, media-savvy Michael Bryant...the 41-year-old Bryant — a telegenic, Harvard-educated lawyer by trade with a fondness for media stunts and carefully scripted sound bites...".

Almost spat my soda onto my computer monitor laughing.

Brazen is not a flattering adjective. Its definitions, other than "made of brass" (a cheap metal alloy of copper and zinc), are "sounding harsh and loud like struck brass" and "marked by contemptuous boldness".

Ya, Mikey has a serious contempt for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. That's why he legislated law-abiding people into second-class citizenship.

No more Justice League photos, okay, Mikey? That gave a lot of people some good laughs.

IMHO I can think of a few reasons why McGuinty is moving Bryant. One, to get Mikey out of the line of fire when his "pit bull" ban goes down in flames in the courts...as his adoption/privacy-violating law did. It looks to me like Chris Bentley is being set up to take the fall for that one, rather than the ban's originators (McGuinty and Bryant).

Or, to put Mikey into the line of fire with the hot potato of Caledonia. Is this Dalton's version of succession planning? Rather like the English kings of old, kill off any potential usurpers?

Smitherman's staying in Health. Ah, I can look forward to another four years of sitting for 12 hours in Emergency with a geriatric parent while a junkie gets taken first.

Education. That's sadly amusing. Standards have been degraded to the point where public school students are barely literate...when they graduate from secondary school.

No mention of Broten, the Flick Off girlie? Is Dalton going to bury her so she can't embarrass his government again? The Environment Minister who planned a monster garage, put up illegal election signs, and had so little political sense as to stand in front of a poster so it read "f*ck off"?

Hmm, Caplan weathered the Ontario Lottery Corp. scandal and is being left in place. Mike Colle threw himself on the sword for Slushgate, howcome Caplan was spared? What does that say to you?

Even more telling, what does Greg Sorbara's sudden decision to remove himself from cabinet say?

Regardless of who is where when the music stops, it appears to be four more years of sad entertainment with many of the same performers doing pratfalls.

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