Remember all the nasty stuff the Left said about Stockwell Day?
Well, remind them. If they want to balance Canada's books, they already know that Mr. Day's the man to be "mean-spirited" enough to do the difficult job!
Yep. Who better than someone who's been blasted more than any other as a "hard-rightwing fundamentalist" to eliminate the deficit and put Canada back on the road to the elimination of her debt?
Oh, don't tell me that the Left no longer cares about balancing the books, just 'cause they, owing to their crippling mental disorder of Leftism, want to spite, yet again, Mr. Day?
Well, the Left can go away and gaily play with themselves and each other.
Canada's future is in good hands, with Mr. Day as Treasurer Guy and with Mr. Harper as Mr. Big.
“I think we'll be hearing two words: no and no,” Mr. Day told reporters after his appointment at Rideau Hall.
His promotion is the latest stage in a comeback for the Okanagan-Coquihalla MP whose political career was scorched in 2000 and 2001 when, as leader of the Canadian Alliance, he lost a federal election and then a leadership contest – to Stephen Harper.
Incidentally, I, purely by chance, met Mr. Day just before all hell broke loose in 2000, bumping into him unexpectedly... and I know an honest person who will do the right thing, when I make eye contact with them. It was, as I told him, "an honor, sir", and I'm pleased with his latest appointment.
Mr. Harper and his office went out of their way to underline the importance of Mr. Day's appointment Tuesday – effort which suggest the Treasury Board post is being elevated in importance. It also signals that the Prime Minister's Office has decided it can't rely solely on Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to preach restraint.Also, the Conservatives are asking Canadians how to go about reining in spending.
The Prime Minister noted that Mr. Day has “distinguished himself in every portfolio he has held” and predicting he will play a “critical role in overseeing government expenditures.”
Better than what the Liberals under Chretien-Martin did, which wasn't what Canadians wanted, ie. cheating by offloading the cuts onto the Provinces and onto healthcare, eductation, the Canadian Forces... whilst boosting the Liberal Party's own fortunes by the billions via those mysterious "foundations", boondoggles and, finally, the last nail in their coffin, ADSCAM...