Channel 4, 7pm: Election Debate (Repeat)

With nothing spectuacular arising from the debates, this election is starting to feel like a rather dissapointing re-run. The 2004 election was interesting because of the new configuration of the parties and new leaders, but it didn’t have the replay value of, say, the Marine Biologist episode of Seinfeld.

Perhaps the only interesting event of the week is the resurfacing of some Classic Harper , specifically, a 1997 speech to an American policy group. While the speech is delivered with what passes for humour, the real joke is picturing Harper bashing his country while fawning over the Republican party to the conservative Americans he so clearly envies. Footage of this speech would be a godsend for the Liberals, though even in print the highlights of the speech are far more amusing then the two debates we’ve just been treated to.

It’s too bad Classic Harper isn’t around much anymore. Any election featuring him could go into syndication.

“Mr. Harper, do you love Canada?”

“Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it.”


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous said,

    Monday, 19 December 2005 at 11:06 am

    Why didn’t you tell her I was Prime Minister of Canada? You know I always wanted to pretend to be the Prime Minister of Canada.

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