Here are some morning-after reflections on last night's English debate.
* Calling it an "English" debate is a bit of a misnomer given that Gilles Duceppe and Stephane Dion were not exactly speaking English.
* At one point Dion called Jack Layton a "socialist" which is a bit like Britney Spears calling Paris Hilton a headline chaser.
* The debate organizers really should have invited George Bush to be part of the debate since it was mainly his policies that were under attack.
* What was the deal with the guy building his shed?
* According to Layton, if the tax cuts to "Exxon" were cancelled the government would have enough money to fund the arts, cure our health care system, save the environment and erect Tommy Douglas statues in every city of the land.
* Now I know why Elizabeth May is at these debates; the Liberals are too embarrassed to cheer for Dion.
* The opposition leaders described Harper with words like, "cold-hearted", "cold and callous", "out of touch" "incompetent", "doesn't care", which just goes to show their debate preparation mainly entailed consulting a thesaurus.
* Everybody at the table kept trying to convince Harper he was a conservative; he kept reassuring him that he wasn't.