You are the caretaker, Stephen Harper. You've always been the caretaker.

People are focused on the new attacks ads released today by the Conservative Party, but I can’t stop watching the pro-Harper commercial that was included in the bunch.


After some lovely stock footage, it opens with Stephen Harper wandering in the dark through an otherwise vacant Centre Block – just walking and wandering, all on his own. Then he spends the rest of the ad holed up in his office at night, writing and writing, then writing some more. I can’t be the only one who was waiting for the ad to cut to a shot of the Prime Minister chasing Shelley Duvall across Parliament Hill with an axe. Heeeeeeeeere’s economic stability!

The Conservatives are pretty good at making political commercials so I guess I’ll have to defer to them. Apparently, what Canadians want from their Prime Minister more than anything else is the steady, trustworthy leadership we associate with Jack Nicholson in The Shining.

“We’re in safe hands with Stephen Harper.” That’s what Scatman Crothers thought.

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