To me it's worse to be hypocritical than to be doing nothing. And surely there must be some kind of statute of limitations on pointing the finger at previous governments:
...The worst offender is Health Minister George Smitherman. He was under fire last week over news reports that the Rouge Valley Hospital was about to lay off nurses.
Nickel Belt New Democrat France Gelinas asked Smitherman about the layoffs in question period.
After Smitherman had gone through his litany of blaming (a) the Tories and (b) the hospital management, he reminded Gelinas that when the NDP were in power, they closed hospital beds.
"That's when Howard Hampton was on a five-year bathroom break," Smitherman said contemptuously...
Dalton's method of handling things is to deliver a sanctimonious sermon:
...Pausing every now and then for dramatic effect, he gets into a breathless, preacher-style way of talking when he gets into the spin cycle.
We need "constructive engagement" to persuade the Chinese government to be more like us, he argued. Hallelujah, sister Sandra is going to spread the gospel of good government to China. Hallelujah, hallelujah.
This bafflegab is frustrating for anyone seeking real answers...
So we have a preacher and a pitbull in charge of this province. (My apologies to dog owners.)
You know, sometimes I wonder why I bother pointing any of this out. I'm beating my head against a wall of voter apathy and Liberal Lemming-worship here in Ontario. Hypocrisy and arrogance don't seem to bother them. They just shrug it off and say, well that's politics for ya.
However, with another election years away, I do hope that Blizzard is right. Better that they sit there and twiddle their thumbs than do any more damage than they already have.
So go ahead and take a long, long bathroom break yourself, George. Unless of course, you'd rather wear a diaper.