Thursday, February 26, 2009


I am sure I am not alone here, but could anyone appeal more to ignorance than a Republican? Bobby Jindal's response to Obama's speech on Tuesday was so incredibly lame it was unbelievable.

First he delivered it like he was teaching a Sunday School class or something (maybe that says something about the reading level of a Republican?) and then he trotted out the argument that you can't trust "the govvament" to do anything -- a la the way Katrina was handled in his home state of Louisiana.

But hold on -- first of all in that case, he was talking about a Republican government under George W., and second, where would his state be without that Federal aid? Wasn't that the problem during Katrina, that they weren't getting enough help quickly enough, from the Feds? Does he really think people are that stupid?

Also -- the optics of having a "Republican of colour" follow Obama seemed a little like "me-too-ism" -- especially when his is hardly the party of the minority!

On the plus side, we can only hope the GOP continues to fall on its collective sword with this approach.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

First Post

Hello People

I am starting a blog that will follow Canadian and US news and politics and the latest trends in Journalism. I am generally left-of centre, except on crime issues, so I consider myself fairly mainstream. All comments are welcome.