Best Quote from the pontification of post-Election pundits…

October 16, 2008 | Filed Under Politics, Social idiocy | No Comments

Some of you may know that yesterday we had a federal election here in Canada.  The net result was yet another Conservative minority government.  Oh, the Conservatives are patting themselves on the back, saying they made “incremental gains”, and the liberals are devolving into calls for a “leadership” review (since they didn’t win) , but the truth of the matter is that for all the posturing taking place, nothing has really changed. It’s the same people (give or take a few seat-changes) back in parliament, squabbling about the same things.

This was such an uninspired race, with nothing really new or compelling coming from the major parties.  And that utter lack of content translated into apathy in the populace. This election saw our lowest voter turnout on record. Just under 60%.   I guess people just couldn’t be bothered.  On the positive side, we aren’t yet as apathetic as the American populace when it comes to showing up at the polls, since they haven’t shown more than a 60% turnout since 1968.

Rick Mercer of the Mercer Report put it best, “What we had here was a phenomenal waste of 300 million dollars.”

*sigh*

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