Sunday, February 8, 2009

Why Pundits Don't Run For Office

It must suck to be Mike Duffy these days. After his comments earlier this week suggesting that PEI Premier Robert Ghiz may get the "shaft" by getting in bed with Danny "Don't f@#$ with Newfoundland or I'll put a Jihad on your ass" Williams, the press won't leave the guy alone.

The interesting thing, though, is that Duffy is speaking the truth and anyone who follows politics in Canada knows it. Provinces have to play ball with Ottawa or the reprisal factor will creep in: it may not happen tomorrow morning, but rest assured, someone will get his or hers at some unforeseen date in the future and probably when they least expect it.

With this in mind, Duffy is receiving probably a disproportionate amount of coverage because he's a journalist who went into politics. (It was a political appointment, mind you - Peter Kent actually ran for office and won, unlike the scud stud who ran and lost.) He probably should have kept his trap shut, but then again it's the freakin' Senate of Canada people! If I were appointed to the Senate, I'd wear a different fur coat to work each day just to piss off the anti-fur lobby, I'd probably get a snake tattoo on my face and wear shower thongs in my office. Yeah, you heard me... shower thongs!

Seriously though, this is a lesson for Duffy. He now knows what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the news media and I hope he makes the best of his appointment.

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