|Ontario's Kitten Eater-In-Chief|
The story goes something like this. The tone of the campaign was becoming increasingly hostile, with both parties slinging mud at one another through gratuitous attack ads. According to insiders, the PC strategist responsible for this inspired communique intended it as an example of a truly extreme attack ad, and never intended it to go to the press. (There's no account of how much alcohol was involved in the process, but that can only be imagined.) But in an act of collective somnolence, nobody killed the release and by the next morning it was all over the news.
The moral of this story? If you want to get elected, accusing opponent of eating cats - unless of course you have photographic evidence - is definitely the wrong approach.
Subject: Dear Mister McGuinty September 12, 2003
Dear Mister McGuinty
An Occasional Bulletin from Ernie Eves Campaign Headquarters
There came a fork in "the high road." The Liberals took it.
"Ernie Eves is either incompetent and doesn't know his own platform, or he is purposely misleading Ontario voters." -- Deputy Liberal Leader Sandra "Better Angels of our Nature" Pupatello, September 12, 2003
"The Eves government isn't just incompetent. It can actually put you in the hospital - or worse." -- Hamilton Mountain Liberal MPP Marie "Is Everybody Happy?" Bountrogianni, September 11, 2003
"You can't trust Ernie Eves when it comes to nuclear safety." -- St. Paul's Liberal MPP Michael "China Syndrome" Bryant, September 11, 2003
These jolly, positive, "Who-me-fear-monger?" pronouncements beg a simple question: "Who really speaks for the Ontario Liberal Party?
Dalton McGuinty. He's an evil reptilian kitten eater from another planet. (sorry)