Update: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, 9 a.m.
Look to the near North if you want to take a glimpse at smarter-than-thou politics as executed in the recent nation-wide elections in Canada.
This week, Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper, the current prime minister, achieved a very significant re-election besting his Liberal opponent Stephane Dion, whose signature issue was to call for a carbon tax. (Great move, Dion, in perfectly playing the role of tax-and-spend liberal.)
Granted conservatives are still a minority in parliament, but they have public opinion and trust on their side in terms of managing Canada's economy and its important role in fighting global terrorism.
Here's what The Wall Street Journaleditorial page had to say about Harper in the Oct. 16 edition:
Since first taking the Conservatives to a national victory in 2006, [Harper] has reversed a pattern of parliamentary neglect of Canada's armed forces and made proper funding for the troops a priority. Rather than flee ...1