Politi­cians mix­ing ic­ing for the next elec­tion

Cape Breton Post - - COMMENT - Alonzo Near­ing Al­bert Bridge

One can al­most smell an elec­tion. Prime Min­is­ter Stephen Harper is run­ning around spending our money. Lib­eral Leader Michael Ig­nati­eff seems to have thinned out his eye­brows. NDP Leader Jack Lay­ton is do­ing his best to look wise and co-op­er­a­tive.

When the cam­paign speeches be­gin, we must re­al­ize that everyday words that we all un­der­stand seem to have a dif­fer­ent mean­ing in the po­lit­i­cal arena. We have seen many politi­cians with the ti­tle right hon­ourable do things that were not very hon­ourable.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tion seems to mean the leaders rep­re­sent them­selves while our MPs rep­re­sent their leaders. A po­lit­i­cal prom­ise is like ic­ing on a cake – no good for you but it makes the cake look good.

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