Maybe it's just because we live on the West Coast. It's really far away from all the 'fun'. I mean, our economy isn't tanking like it is in the 'far east' (Ontario). Maybe it's the pot fumes (this part of the world is famous for that) or the mild weather, but no one here seems to care about the election and the people running barely care about us. I have a feeling that voter apathy is going to be number one on the menu out here.
I'll vote, sure, but what exactly am I voting for? My memory isn't so short that I forget the corruption of the Liberals, and besides, have you seen the guy who runs that party? The attack adds actual paint him in a favourable light (sorry, it's just how I feel about you - you do know you are a scape goat for the party, right?). The Green Party (who I voted for last time) not only threw their support in with the Liberals (quickest possible way to loose my support), but I'm pretty certain that if they used eco-friendly materials for their signs they would say so. If you can't run a green campaign, in my limited opinion, there is no way you are up for running a green country. What about the NDP? I'm sure they are very nice people, but they have never said anything to endear me to them. The incumbent? Lesser of all evils - by that I mean they kept a couple of election promises. Other than that, I don't really like them either. I think at this stage, I'm more likely to act like a true Canadian: to vote against the people I like least rather than voting for a party I believe in.
But I was talking about how charming and funny Rick Mercer is. He can find something entertaining in the most boring of election campaigns. Have a look.
I also love what he says about blogs. It's so true:
...ordinary Canadians don't spend a lot of time reading blogs because ordinary
Canadians know that blogs are basically the domain of idiots, mad people and
news anchors. ...
I'm not a news anchor, I'm not an idiot...I guess my high school counselor was right about me.