Isn’t it a little early for desperation tactics?

12.23.05

Jean Charest is invoking the r-word threat to try to bolster his fledging numbers, even though a provincial election is at least a year away and more likely to be two years off:

The possibility of another referendum on independence will help persuade Quebecers to re-elect the provincial Liberals, says Premier Jean Charest.

“In proposing to deeply divide Quebec society, to plunge us back into a referendum fight that will profoundly divide us and create conflicts, it’s an invitation that Quebecers will refuse,” Charest told The Canadian Press in a year-end interview.

Charest is also already using the cocaine card against Boisclair… something usually reserved for a campaign dogfight. The thing is, Charest’s government is about as unpopular as it is possible to be, and these are Charest’s only cards. With the Bloc set to virtually sweep Quebec on the federal scene and support for soveriengty on the rise, is Charest conceding the game before it even begins?

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1 Tré 12.23.05 at 6:22 PM

F**k it, let ’em fight, I’m outty. Let the festivities commence.

Merry Christmas and/or Happy Hannukah!

(I always have to look it up in order to spell it correctly but google just gives me : Hannukah, Hanukkah, Chanukah, Channukah, Chanukkah, etc. I realize it is not an English word but is there a standard spelling in Canada? If not, which double-consonant makes the most sense in terms of pronunciation?)

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2 segacs 12.23.05 at 8:41 PM

A fourth-grade English teacher once told me that it was spelled Chanukah, so that’s what I’ve always done. But that was just her opinion. Any of the above spellings will do.

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3 DaninVan 12.23.05 at 11:03 PM

The important thing is the ‘ch’ …the clearing of the throat-loogie on your monitor sound.

I got you a little something for Christmas, Tre 🙂
http://www.ep.tc/aa-comics/index.htm

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4 DaninVan 12.24.05 at 4:50 PM

Apparently it’s not to early. I’m not sure if having Sheila on ‘my side’ is something I’d be thrilled about:
http://www.cbc.ca/story/canadavotes2006/national/2005/12/21/copps-elec051221.html

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5 DaninVan 12.24.05 at 4:57 PM

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20051216/ELXN_peace_051223/20051223?s_name=election2006
Now THAT’s getting down and dirty! Maybe it’ll convince a few more of the M.O.T.s who are fence sitting, to start rethinking their support of all things Liberal. *ahem*

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