April 3, 2007

Harper is “Sold As Is”

Ugh! Un-Hiatus for 5 minutes

Yes Ted.

That is what Quebecers in the regions think of him…and they like it!

Harper will get votes there because he is seen as a man who delivered on his promises and is a straight-shooter. (ugh George W. politics actually works)

Remember when Jack Layton accused Paul Martin of killing homeless people?

Or when Stephen Harper accused Paul Martin of supporting Child Porn?

When you stretched their argument, you could see why they could level such an attack at Paul Martin. But, it was ridiculous, and many people, including myself, called them out on it.

Now an ad describing an old house called the “Liberal Party” is for sale. It is a mock info-mercial and the product says “vendu tel quel” or sold as is. Vendu in French also means sellout, and having been called it several times, I know it can be rather insulting.

Oh no SCREAM! HOW DARE HARPER SAY AN OLD HOUSE IS SOLD AS IS?!?

Time to call the WAAAAAAAAAAHM-bulance.

So who figures out this ridiculous super double entendre TWO MONTHS LATER? Is it the French media? Any francophone at all? No It’s Super Coyne and his band of merry men.

Give me a break. Go after Harper for what he has done wrong. Changing social programs while cutting their funding is worth attacking, not a wishy-washy double entendre two months later…

Liberal ads are not any better.

Remember threatening the imposition of Martial Law?

How about when we shot people?!?

Are the Liberal bloggers becoming the Tory hacks we so joyously made fun of when they were bored of being in opposition?

8 Commentaires:

Blogger Dan McKenzie a dit...

Antonio what's going on with all the nomination battles in Quebec these days? Someone in Quebec has to keep us up-to-date.

4/03/2007 1:38 p.m.  
Blogger Jason Cherniak a dit...

Yes. Liberal hacks like Andrew Coyne.

If you think the word "vendu" appeared coincidentally, then you don't know much about political ads.

The French media didn't point it out and the English media haven't pointed out the attacks on Dion being "French". It's because people don't want to read about how they are being fooled.

4/03/2007 2:24 p.m.  
Blogger ALW a dit...

Yeah! Take that, Antonio! I mean, what does a bilingual Quebecker like you know about the French language anyway! Take it from the unilingual hackmaster Cherniak - he's the real authority.

By the way Jason, if this "vendu" thing is sooooo all-permeating, wouldn't you think one of the millions of Quebeckers who saw the ad en francais would have said something before now? And yet no one has? Very interesting indeed.

4/03/2007 3:19 p.m.  
Blogger Lord Kitchener's Own a dit...

I love how people keep pretending no one brought this up before Coyne, and this is all some late-breaking anglophone madness even though Coyne himself makes it pretty clear he became aware of this from Bill Johnson's piece in the Globe attacking the ad BACK IN FEBRUARY.

I don't know how "Quebecois" one needs to be to pass alw's test, but Johnson was born in Quebec, educated in both French and English, and attended College Jean-de-Brebeuf, the same school as Andre Bosclair, Robert Bourassa and Pierre Elliot Trudeau, so presumably he's can't be classified as some Ontario idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about.

4/03/2007 6:36 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Is thi Alliance Quebec Bill Johnson?

If so...oh boy google him...

4/03/2007 7:14 p.m.  
Blogger Chuckercanuck a dit...

Antonio,

Its amazing what strange bedfellows we are.

Its terrifically paternalistic of a gang from Ontario telling us what is and isn't insulting in Quebec.

Its pathetic to bring this up months late and will inspire nothing but guffaws here in La Belle Province.

To bad for your team that you and TDH get listened to politely, but not much else.

4/03/2007 8:39 p.m.  
Blogger Chuckercanuck a dit...

(but excellent for our team! Forza Harpernia!)

4/03/2007 8:39 p.m.  
Blogger lance a dit...

Second Chucker. And now TDH is thinking about calling it quits.

All hail the next generation Liberals . . . Cherniak's.

Cheers,
lance

4/04/2007 1:06 a.m.  

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