Monday, May 21, 2007
Manitoba election poll
Looks like Hugh McFadyen, one of the sleazier examples of the new wave of attack politicians, is about to get stomped. I've read a bit about the campaign and seen quite a few of the TV commercials. McFadyen has a few problems: the Tories have given Manitoba some very poor government over the past couple of decades; McFadyen comes across as a nasty little piece of work; and his attack ads are especially desperate-looking and silly, especially the Willy Horton take-off that's just downright goofy. His main problem is that he comes across as a weasel, another power-hungry little ferret trying to use scare tactics and smear to score control of a patronage machine. When people in another province are laughing at your amateur-hour attack ads, it's time to hang it up.