Thursday digest II
- After criticising the Harper government for its big government buy off of Quebec last month, National Citizens' Coalition chair Gerry Nicholls, Harper's successor at the organization, has been fired.
This is another example why rock-ribbed movement conservatives who believe in smaller government and interprovincial fairness, not to mention basic integrity, ought to distance themselves from the federal Tories.
- So much for leaving to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, as the Pope has given Karl Marx a pat on the back and delivered a healthy dose of pulpit socialism just in time for Easter.
- There is hope: Al Gore got called out at a Canadian university this week - in Quebec, no less.
- Quiz time: Who recently said the following?
"Bush and Dr. Rice made so many mistakes in the Middle East. Just look at Palestinian clashes and Iraq. But I think some changes are happening for the Bush administration's foreign policy because of the hand of Nancy Pelosi. I think the Democratic Party can do things the best. ... Pelosi is going down a good road by this policy of dialogue."
A) Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Sen. John Kerry
B) Lou Dobbs, anti-globalist and CNN host
C) Nathalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks
D) Islamic Jihad spokesperson Khaled al-Batch
- The sailors are free, but one has to wonder - at what price?