Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Elections Canada 2006: results

Here are some of my observations on the outcome in some particular ridings:
Alberta's sweep
As I predicted Rahim Jaffer has won again: this time his margin was 4,814 which is a slight downturn compared to his 2004 of 5032. In practice, it means that he simply harvested his vote again. On the wake of the election day, I heard a few NDP hotheads predicting their victory in Strathcona for Linda Duncan. Ain't gonna happen, folks! Like ever... I can readily concede she might as well be an eminently more qualified than the hapless Jaffer but socialists will never get elected in Alberta, even in the University riding.
B.t.w. it was a good litmus test to tell misguided NDPs from outright delusional ones - the latter predicted taking some Northern Alberta ridings (I don't remember which one).

Edmonton Centre and Edmonton - Mill Woods - Beaumont

Annie the Landslide McLellan is finally sent packing. She was one of the most dangerous Liberals, a coveted feminist who didn't waste time burning bras or on some other nonsense and was behind the curtailing of fathers' rights in custody battles.
It was funny that Mark Steyn turned out to be not up to date on the Mill Woods riding- Mr. Kilgour didn't lose, as he claimed, but simply didn't run again and the riding was easily captured by the CPC.

New Market-Aurora

I used to say that I want Belinda to lose. But I've changed my mind on that - poor Belinda, she finally reaped the bitter fruits of her betrayal and is gonna have to get used to being a backbencher. I'm not sure she's ready for this.

Vancouver Centre
The Liar beat the Thief. It was funny to hear on TV some pundit musing how the Libs have increased their presence, by one seat though. I can't help but wonder: what if the NDP had nominated someone else but the disgraced Robinson, they might've captured the riding, wouldn't they? But I'm relieved Svend is gone - his decision to run again after what he had done was a sham and a slap in the face of the electorate. And he got tossed.

Michael Ignatieff, Canada's only philosopher-count*, won handidly. It will be interesting to see what he's up to.

*An allusion to his Russian ancestry as his father was the count Ignatieff, a minister in the tsarist government.

P.S. Rona Ambrose is HOT!!! I hope that she, being a re-elected Conservative MP, would this comment as a compliment.


At 4:58 AM, Blogger A. Shah said...

Rona Ambrose is pretty damn hot. Let's hope Harper makes this pornstar minister of something.

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Oleksa said...

See Akeel, that's precisely due comments such as yours, it's no longer acceptable to comment on a person's (particularly, a woman's) looks. When I said that she was "hot" that's all I meant.
Your crude joke implies that her 'hotness' is her only asset for which she should be "appropriately" rewarded. Perhaps, it is, but perhaps it isn't - neither you, nor I could know for sure.

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were PM, I would appoint Rona Ambrose as the Honourable Minister responsible for blowing me and letting me come on her dark, hairy bush. She's the sexiest MP in the House! She makes Belinda Stronach look like a HIV-infected crack whore. Some people also like Helena Guergis, but I've heard rumours that she used to fool around with her FIRST COUSIN Tony Guergis who is the mayor of a Township called Springwater in Ontario.

At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rona is hot



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