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Saturday, September 11, 2010

CG on Impersonating the enemy within

Wow - top NB writer Alec Bruce usually prints my comments. Especially when he's bashing the same kleptocrats as me, albeit using a more civilized approach.

Impersonating the enemy within
Alec Bruce - The Bruce Report
September 9, 2010

So many questions; so few answers. Except one.

Like many New Brunswickers, I’m having a hard time discerning the crucial differences between the Liberal and Progressive Conservative visions in 2010. In fact, their essential sameness, on most matters, is the eerie salience of this election.

Both parties are replete with honest, dedicated men and women who are stuck with an insupportable budget deficit of more than $750 million, an $8.5 billion long-term debt, and no coherent way out of the morass in which they find themselves.

Both parties genuinely want the best for the province’s communities, businesses and industries, but neither has even the foggiest notion about how to pay for its promises. Here, too, they are virtually indistinguishable.
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Dan Fitzgerald Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
September 9th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Great piece, but I have a serious issue with the following:

“Both parties are replete with honest, dedicated men and women”

Lord knows the NB electorate could use some evidence of virtue in their candidates, but except for the rare examples (i.e. Urquart kidney donation), the current crop certainly do not stand out as such.

When the two main parties started off the campaign wrangling about someone else’s pension, you knew it was going to turn into a back alley cat* fight of liars and miscreants.

Where is the honest PC or Liberal candidate who will stand up and admit that the underwater MLA pension vote was about as crooked as it gets? Atcon and the power selloff just to name two more scandals that were big enough to come to light are what we have to go by in judging the character of the kleptocratic hopeful.

They can smile and play nice or fight and play rough all day long, but it won’t begin to atone for sins they’ve yet to confess or apologize for to the public.
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