Politicians come and go. We have a new fuckhead in charge of our province now. She is promising all kinds of crap and giving enthusiastic hand jobs to anybody she thinks might vote for her. Too bad I will not get a turn.
I have lived through a great many such changes in political leadership. Instead of getting better, like dope has over the years, our political leadership has gotten worse. Compare Diefenbaker with Harper, for example. Harper looks like some sort of glue sniffing overaged altar boy compared to the Chief.
Same goes for the Liberals and NDP. Ignatieff might just be the worst political leader in all of history. I am pretty sure he is one of those guys who did not do much dope in college. Layton gets off easy because he reminds everybody of the nice uncle who supplied them with beer and dirty stories at family parties.
At the provincial level it is even worse. No Dave Barretts or Amor de Cosmos for people to choose amongst. In so many other fields we have grown more accomplished; in politics we have only grown more rot.
No matter who gets elected Canada saunters on, just as Japan sauntered on before the great quake, the politicians of no more import to the nation than a hummingbird tucked beneath a southbound goose's feathers. Changing governments does not change one fuck of a lot.
You cannot expect much of them, but, if you must vote, consider this approach: only vote for people you think Jack Munroe would like. Could be he likes British Columbia's newest Premier. I kind of fucking doubt it.