24 January 2006
Evan Hotcorey Cornish is in town visiting, and that's the good news. The bad news is as huge Canucks fans and expat Canucks we were greeted with an onslaught of bad news. First and foremost our new PM is that douchebag Stephen Harper. That was a bad CBC homepage to open up to. But then to find out on top of that that the Canucks lost 4-0 to last place St. Louis is the insult to the injury. All in all it sucks alot, news wise today.
However, after talking and thinking and looking at the politics from afar here it looks like Stephen Harpers election could be a blessing in disguise. With a minority government it's unlikely that he'll totally wreck the country, which bodes well for my return. However he still may manage to shoehorn through some really bad dickhead policies, but let's hope not. And by tossing Paul Martin and showing the Libs they're not invincible we can perhaps even hope for Ottawa to try and push ahead- the Tories trying to keep their government in power, as they must be giddily crapping their pants right now at the thought of getting to claim a Prime Minister for the first time in 13 years.
But I'm not betting on it. I'm betting on a hamstrung Conservative Minority struggling to not fuck anything up and metric tonnes of arguing leading to another election at least within the next couple years. It's that election I'm hoping for a good result in.
As for the Canucks, I just hang my head.