Friday, October 31, 2008

Cabinet Size Does Matter

I am quoted in this National Post story on Harper's cabinet.

Here's the quote:

"This is a government which is going to be facing some tough economic times ahead, which might necessitate cutting back on some programs or spending initiatives, and I think the message they should be sending is that he's going to cut back as well," said Gerry Nicholls, senior fellow at the Democracy Institute.


Anonymous said...

'and I think the message they should be sending is that he's going to cut back as well," said Gerry Nicholls'
Mr. Nicholls, who is he? and what is 'he' going to cut back as well?
Can you provide some context so this quote makes some sense.

Gerry Nicholls said...

Hey anon, I thought the first line of my posting about "Harper's cabinet" gave the context.

But if you want more context, follow the link and read the whole article.

Anonymous said...

As startling and ominous as appointing several affirmative action bimbos to positions for which they have categorically no familiarity and/or proficiency, the most economically detrimental appointment is Comrade Prentice, perhaps the most leftists minister of Harper’s cabinet. As minister of the Environment he is now in position to obliterate our economy with his socialistic obstructions to the free market place. This is the American- detesting leftists who, as industry minister, intervene in the free market place by stopping the sale of a Canadian company. Do we need anymore proof than to listen to the Liberals and NDPers flattering their ideological compatible fool? Now the quasi socialist Prentice will no doubt endeavor to de-industrialize our economy back to the middle ages just as comrade Dion wanted. Secondly, our hypocritical PM is threatening the country with calamity by leaving this leftist as head of the operational committee.

Rather than continue his plunge to the far-left by appointing first time elected naïve and possibly incompetent bimbos for political reasons, our disingenuous PM should have accepted the counsel of small-c conservatives. A genuine small-c conservative would have chosen ONLY fiscal, social and judicial conservatives.

Unfortunately small-c fiscal, social and/or judicial conservatives are under represented in Harper’s leftist cabinet. It looks like genuine small-c conservatives will not have a party to vote for in the next election. Principled Conservative Party members ,unlike the PM, repudiate exchanging their conservative ideology for their aspiration.