Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Green Faux Pas

Yesterday I noted that lots of media exposure combined with political inexperience was a bad combination.

I was referring to Justin Trudeau, but the same maxim works for Green Party leader Elizabeth May.

So far, the media has given May more or less a free pass, because a) she is new on the scene and b) she represents a trendy left-wing cause.

But little by little May has shown herself to be something less than an astute politician and sooner or later it's going to cost her.

Her ill-considered alliance with the Liberal Party, the indecisive way she handled the Kevin Potvin affair, for instance, have both take the lustre off her image.

And now she reportedly told a church audience that Stephen Harper's plan to deal with global warming as "worse than Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of the Nazis."

Isn't that just a wee bit over the top?

Yes I know many people think global warming is a threat, but as far as I know it hasn't resulted in the creation of concentration camps dedicated to genocide.

Environmentalists should be looking for a new spokesperson -- someone who actually has a clue would be nice.

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