Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The Disneyland Coup

My friend Theo Caldwell has an excellent column putting the silly nonsense going on in Ottawa these days into some perspectve.

Writes Caldwell: "And now, weeks after spending $300 million on a pointless election, our sheltered and shallow Parliamentarians are creating a trumped-up 'crisis' and have the gall to insist it’s 'historic.' There’s making history, and there’s making noise."

And he adds: "The real question is, with the nation at war and a global economic crisis ongoing, should we be focused on the constitutionality of a hackneyed power-grab? As this country and the world face extraordinary challenges, the events of this week remind us that some political cultures are too slow to move beyond the Mickey Mouse, navel-gazing mentality of fatter days. This is a bloodless coup at Disneyland."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You don't even know what you are talking about.

The Oxford dictionary definition of coup - violent or illegal take over of power.

It's neither violent nor illegal and therefore, is not a coup.