Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Harper's change of heart versus Chretien's

The Liberal Bloggers are all over some quotes from Harper about Kyoto being a socialist money-grabbing scheme.

Does anyone remember when Chretien broke his promise to scrap the GST, even though that was one of his major promises in the 1993 campaign?

My, my, Liberals have short memories.

The Liberals were the so-called champions of the environment. But they have a poor record.

Stephen Harper is trying to do what the public (supposedly?) wants from him.

Why is this a bad thing?

If Chretien had scrapped the GST while having zero conviction about that, I would have been fine. If Chretien had passed an abortion law, I would have been dancing in the street, even if he had zero belief in fetal rights.

While it's better to have a politician of conviction, it's better to have a politician who does the right thing, than one who doesn't with conviction.

Now mind you, I'm saying this, while being fairly neutral about Kyoto. I'm just pointing out that there's a double standard, here.