2012 election slogans!
Just for a moment, because it’s not worth more than a moment, let’s take what Ontario’s political leaders are saying seriously.
Let’s pretend Premier Dalton McGuinty is really ready to fight an election — the second in six months — on last week’s Liberal budget.
Let’s pretend Conservative Leader Tim Hudak really wants to defeat the Liberal budget and have one.
Let’s pretend NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is really still deciding whether she’s going to support the budget, possibly with a couple of amendments, or force another election on beleaguered taxpayers.
In the real world, none of the parties wants an election because (a) the public will tar-and-feather any party that gets tagged with having caused it and (b) they’re all still recovering from the last election on Oct. 2.
But let’s imagine the three political leaders in Ontario were actually crazy enough to provoke an election none of them wants.
Can you imagine what the election slogans would be like? Here’s some of my mine.
Feel free to make up your own.
Dalton McGuinty: “Vote Liberal. Because I won’t raise your taxes … Oh, forget it … Even I can’t keep a straight face saying this @$#^%! any more.”
Tim Hudak: “Vote Conservative. Because this time, we really are against all-day kindergarten … Honest … No, really … Honest.”
Andrea Horwath: “Vote NDP. Because $90,000-a-year for a teacher isn’t enough.”
Dalton McGuinty: “Vote Liberal. Because what does the Auditor General know about electricity pricing, anyway?”
Tim Hudak: “Vote Conservative. Because foreign workers are still a threat.”
Andrea Horwath: “Vote NDP. Because public sector pensions are too low.”
Dalton McGuinty: “Vote Liberal. Because I’m just dying to explain to rural Ontarians for the second time in six months what a great idea it was jamming all those wind turbines down their throats.”
Tim Hudak: “Vote Conservative. Because this time I won’t come across like an over-scripted robot on the campaign trail … like an over-scripted robot on the campaign trail … like an over-scripted robot on the campaign trail …”
Andrea Horwath: “Vote
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