November 29, 2005

It's Who You Know

Today, for your reading pleasure, three little thoughts very loosely connected by a vastly overstretched thread:

Posted by anatole at November 29, 2005 02:01 AM

After watching the Globe and Mail's online audio slide show about the no-confidence vote, for some reason I'm most struck by the strangeness of our parliamentarians' faces. I've decided there may be some kind of white Canadian physiognomy I had never really noticed before. Anyway it's one of the most unflattering series of photos ever taken of anybody, I think. Not that American law-makers are prettier, necessarily, but all these sharp-featured, strange-haired old white guys make the House of Commons feel like a cult of some kind.

Posted by: George at November 29, 2005 09:40 AM

You mean you didn't watch the vote and aftermath live? Mark was making me watch the speeches because "if you don't, you won't understand Anatole's blog in the morning". We have such faith in you...

It was extremely grating watching Martin come into his caucus waving and high-fiving and giving "thumbs-up" signs, to the extended (and clearly artificial) cheers of his caucus. What the hell was he celebrating? Do you think we're stupid, or something? You can't make us think you won when you lost, just by chanting "Paul, Paul, Paul" through clenched teeth for 10 minutes. Ugh.

Posted by: Aven at November 29, 2005 11:06 AM

Martin appears finished. Some will welcome a little more Canadian cheer. Over on The Christian Prophet blog a message from the Holy Spirit hints that there is a better way.

Posted by: A Christian Prophet at November 29, 2005 11:25 AM