Scrutiny of the Liberals' website this week inspires a big sigh. One headline notes that Jean Chretien, a man many Canadians would rather forget, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.
Another asserts Canada "deserves a government it can trust" -- hardly the savviest message from a party that authored the sponsorship scandal.
"Justice, Fairness and Hope for Canada's Aboriginal People" only serves to remind that under past Liberal governments money gushed into aboriginal coffers with little to show for it.
Finally, the Grit website features a promise that Liberals will restore funding to promote Canadian culture abroad. Can you think of anyone other than a domestic culture vulture who'd regard this as a motivation to vote Liberal?
It has been a year and a half since Liberals got booted from office. It's time they started getting their act together and advertised what the new Grit team -- featuring new faces like Martha Hall-Findlay, Justin Trudeau and Bob
I don't necessarily disagree with the idea that the Liberal Party needs to step up with some interesting ideas, that generates enthusiasm. However, if we are to use party websites as evidence to support a thesis, then what does the Conservative Party website tell us?
Apparently, the Conservatives are "Getting Things Done For All Of Us". Scroll down to find the laundry list of accomplishments and ideas and you almost think you are at the Liberal Party website. There are FIVE seperate items with pictures of Stephane Dion, which is exactly THREE more than the Prime Minister. If you squint enough you can find some policy, but the overall imagery is a barrage of negativity, directed at the Liberals. Does "Getting Things Done" mean finding a myriad of ways to attack Dion's character? On the plus side, the unintentionally laughable "Kyoto's Dog Blog" looks to have finally been neutered (I'm sure the eight people who still read it are disappointed- sorry Kate).
I agree, websites give us a flavor. The Liberals appear bland and uninspiring. The Conservatives appear mean-spirited and negative. My apologies for leaving out the NDP website, but I really wasn't up for a moral sermon from Mt. Pure today.