Thursday, October 02, 2008

Debate Daze

I am thinking of filing an official complaint with Amnesty International.

Watching the federal election debate tonight was tantamount to slow torture.

Seriously, it was painful.

First off the debate format has got to change. Right now, the way the Opposition leaders can gang up on the Prime Minister, it's like watching a pack of wolves tearing apart a bear.

And what's worse than listening to Stephane Dion's terrible English? It's listening to Gilles Duceppe's even worse English.

The language may never recover.

Biggest disappointment?

No zingers.

Can't these guys hire writers to come up with some good put down lines?

The closest we got to a good line, came when NDP leader Jack Layton asked Prime Minister Harper if he was hiding the Conservative platform under his sweater.

Of course, it's possible there were better lines uttered later on.

It's hard for me to say, since I eventually lapsed into a boredom induced coma.


Anonymous said...

We kept switching over to the US VP debate. The format was better and so were the questions.

I know it's supposed to be inclusive to ask ordinary Canadians to come up with questions to ask the candidates, but do the organizers have to pick the worst ones?

I hated the format. It wasn't a debate, it was a free-for-all. Everone interupts--no one has anything to add. There is no rebut. It's terrible.

P.S. I know this is catty, but will Lizze Mae please wash her hair before she goes on national television.

Janet said...

Does that mean that you missed Harper talking about how great it is that the Conservative government put limits on how much people can donate, and how that makes Canada more fair and democratic?

Gerry Nicholls said...


No I actually caught that.

And I also caught his praise for our socialist health care system.

Disappointed yes; suprised, no.