Friday, May 20, 2005

The Joker



According to an IPSOS poll (pdf via Nealenews), 40 percent think our government is illegitimate after the budget vote yesterday:

"If the opposition and government tie the vote, and the tie is broken in favour of the
government by the Speaker of the house, who is a Liberal" – 60% feel it would be
acceptable for the Liberals to remain in power;

That is an awful lot of people to be thinking that for a vote "won" by the Liberals. That shows, as Martin said, "confidence in the government." I think we should call Martin "the Joker" from now on. Until he wipes that sad nervous smile from his face. And quits making promises he can barely keep.

2 comments:

Anne said...

Thanks for your comment in my blog! Why don't learn Norwegian?:)
-anne-

Tommy Steele said...

I myself will never be surprised by a politican who can find the good in the results of any poll. Martin is no different. Although, his smile does look a little cracked, doesn't it.