Who’s the Boss?

It’s been quite a week for Jack Layton. Over the weekend, he had a healthcare proposal from the Martin Liberals to consider. He gave it a pass. Then, he had Stepehen Harper admitting that Layton had him painted into a corner, such that any move he made would play into Layton’s hand. Today, he’s calling the shots for the next federal election, putting forward a proposal that sets an election date following the Christmas season.

Harper’s clumsy attempt to cast Layton in the role of the Grinch who Stole Christmas was partially successful: Layton is the Grinch, but at the end of the book, carving the roast beast. The NDP leader stands poised to be the giantslayer that takes down the Liberals, succeeding where Harper failed spectacularly. Not only that, but he is going to Save Christmas at the same time. And all this with only 18 seats.



  1. Gnomes said,

    Thursday, 10 November 2005 at 12:49 pm

    I can’t believe I missed the title “The Santa Clause”. Damn you and your clever headlines, National Post!

  2. Gnomes said,

    Friday, 11 November 2005 at 2:37 am


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