Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Children of the Corn
Jack Layton is the new leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition with an astonishing 102 seats, 58 of them in Quebec. The new freshman class will include a cacophony of re-branded Marxists, soft sovereigntists, social activists, artists/musicians, sandal-wearers, bartenders, and of course teenagers. A bevy of place-holders rode an unexpected -- indeed inexplicable -- wave to victory.
In order to handle his swollen caucus, Mr. Layton will need to employ a firm hand with a velvet touch.
The National Post has the skinny.
The best line of the day on this topic goes to Jerry Agar (or was it Mike Bullard?) of CFRB: "Doogie Howser, NDP".
I, for one, welcome our new teenage overlords-in-waiting.
*Update*: Only in Canada, you say? Well, not quite.