Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Let them eat platitudes!

Bad enough he wants to take away the Lord's Prayer from the Ontario Legislature. Now Dalton seems to have taken to delivering sermons.

Jim Coyle notes (Record):

When a mere provincial premier takes to letting fall from his lips the words of King Solomon, it's a good bet that a case of second-term smugness has set in.

Dalton McGuinty was in Hamilton recently, the same day Statistics Canada released some dreary employment numbers for Ontario. The U.S. recession was spilling over the border, analysts said. And the Steel City is one of the places where such news hits particularly hard.

But McGuinty -- sounding more like the province's pastor than its premier -- advised in what will hereafter be known as his Sermon on Hamilton Mountain against panic.

"Trust me, folks,'' he said. "This too shall pass.''

Well, probably.

But what's next? Instead of a Throne Speech readings from the Book of Proverbs?...



- Perhaps Dalton sees himself as some kind of holy man, say like the Dali Lama?

7 comments:

kursk said...

Will Dalton prove Jim Flaherty correct?

Seems so...

Anonymous said...

How about we quit talking about McGuinty and start talking about a party that deserves the confersation?

Anonymous said...

Dalton sounding very Obamesque with that airy-fairy statement.

anon @ 7:21
And what party would that be that 'deserves the confersation'?..whatever that is...

Möbius said...

Truly ironic, we have John Tory reminding us of the damage McGuinty will do to Ontario until the next election, in 2011. And then he'll lose that election too, and well have Smitherman as Premier.

Sorry...I've haven't dissed JT yet this week.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Sorry...I've haven't dissed JT yet this week.

John who?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

And what party would that be that 'deserves the confersation'?..whatever that is...

The sobriety party.

OMMAG said...

McPersonality takes a page from the Obama book of trite pronouncements.

Has he offered.."We are going to change the way business is done...."?
Although the Dem candidate was talking about the US free enterprise economy.....
That's one of the Obamarama beauties that I saw on TV.

Funny how we hear very little about how Tory responds to these rhetorical farts.