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.''
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?