Friday, May 27, 2005

Vast Christian Conspiracy

From CalgaryGrit and Kinsella I read that the Globe and Mail has its front-page knickers in a knot today about the fact that...gasp...Christians have won the Conservative nomination in several ridings. Okay, I realise that in many cases these are rather evangelical, somewhat fundamentalist Christians but still, why is this such a big deal?

First and foremost, if one looks at the list here of these supposedly scary candidates the realisation quickly sets in that many, if not most, of them are lame ducks who happened to beat out slightly less popular, but more moderate choices to be a lame duck. For instance, there is no way that Alexa McDonough is going to be unseated by this Andrew House gentleman or that Hon. Diane Marleau will be upset by Kevin Serviss. In fact of the eleven listed over at Buckets of Grewal only David Sweet and Ron Cannan really seem to have a decent chance of winning.

I don't mean to add to the cacaphony of broken records pointing to the thirty-plus Liberal MPs who are firmly anti-SSM, but, well, I will. Isn't it pretty much expected that every party will have its fair share of nut-job, lame duck candidates? Also, where is the attention being given to the ridings like Kingston and the Islands or Ottawa West Napean where the moderate candidates took the CPC nomination?

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