Every year at this time, it’s traditional to come up with “Top Ten Lists”.
That’s why we see things like the “Top ten best movies of the year”, “Top ten worst movies of the Year”, “Top Ten `Top Ten Lists’ of the Year”, and so on.
So not being one to argue with tradition (and since I am not all that original) I have come up with my own top ten list: “The Top Ten Most Overrated Political stories of 2006.”
And without further ado here it is:
Stephane Dion’s Dog
The media made a huge deal out of this mutt. Why? Because Liberal leader Stephane Dion named it “
Throughout 2006 the media was all giddy about how Michael Ignatieff was a “public intellectual” and a Harvard professor --as if any of that actually mattered. If intellect was all you needed to succeed in politics Stephen Hawking would be president.
Buzz Hargrove’s Political Savvy
When in the last federal election union boss Buzz Hargrove decided to go campaigning with Paul Martin and the Liberals – we were told this was a great coup. And as it turned out it was a coup, but for Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. And if the Tories are lucky, Buzz will campaign for the Liberals in the next election.
Stephen Harper’s “Right Wing Agenda”
When Stephen Harper was elected Prime Minister, the country’s left-wing elite warned us to brace ourselves for his hidden right wing agenda. Well I am still braced and I’m still waiting.
Joe Volpe’s Leadership Follies
A Liberal getting involved in questionable fundraising practices. Yeah that’s really headline news.
Court Challenges Program Getting Scrapped
When the Tories scrapped this program, which funded constitutional court challenges, some media-types and politicians went ballistic. But let’s face it, the only ones who really cared about it were left-wing special interest groups, feminist lawyers and Linda McQuaig
Belinda vs. Peter
If I want to watch a soap opera I will tune into the Young and the Restless.
Justin Trudeau as Heir Apparent
About the only person who thinks Justin Trudeau is worthy of any media attention at all is ---- Justin Trudeau.
Harper Vs. The Press Gallery
Stephen Harper and the Ottawa Press Gallery don’t like each other. This actually made lots of news in 2006. Memo to media: Nobody Cares!!
Green Party as a New Force in Politics
According to the media hype, the
Of course, I realize that by making this list I am actually contributing to over-rating all these stories.
But that’s OK, because it gives me some ammo for the next “Top Ten List” I am working on.
It’s called the “Top Ten Biggest Ironies of 2006”.