Canada's election that is! Stephen Harper, this week's Card of the Week tried to steal the United States' thunder and called his own election to distract from the squabbling between the Democrats and Republicans. It didn't work. Even so, Canadians are voting right now and the election results are tonight!
I LOVE WATCHING ELECTION RESULTS!
ESPECIALLY WHEN THE RESULTS DON'T AFFECT MY ENTIRE FUTURE AND WELL BEING!
Unlike America, when Canadians vote for a new leader, they vote for the party and not because of some embarrassing thing the leader did 30 years ago that makes him look bad in a sound bite. Here are the party leaders, and here's a whole mess of other information if you're interested. Our own Trader Crack almost ran for a seat but wisely decided against it. It's a shame, I would have been pulling for ya buddy! You'd do a hell of a better job than Harper or Dion, I'm sure.
You might think this is silly, but I guess about 8 years ago I was flipping through the channels on my cable and I hit C-Span. The Canadian election results were coming in and I was completely fascinated by them. I ended up watching for hours. What can I say, it was fun! I got mesmerized by the rainbow graphic with the results of all the parties. Blue's in the lead! Now Red! Oh, look, Green just got a few! Great stuff there. So I'm going to be watching tonight if I can and I might even blog it.
Get out and vote all you hosers! I want something good to watch on TV tonight!
UPDATE: Now with better scan without an eyelash on Stephen's face!
Results are in, here is what happened as far as I can tell:
- Stephen Harper won, but lost.
- Quebec had the biggest changes but stayed mostly the same.
- The NDP came in fourth but did great.
- The Liberals need a leader that doesn't make Mr. Humphries look manly.
- The Green Party's leader is a chick! Alllll Riiiiiight!
- Dayf got to watch Canadians cover an election with civility and a little humour, instead of the crap-flying scream fest we get here in the states. Hooray!
If I'm mistaken about any of this stuff feel free to correct me in the comments. I follow Canadian politics kinda like World Cup Soccer. Fun as hell to watch, but I'm only interested when it's down to the real nitty gritty. Now I'm watching the various leaders give their speeches. It completely fascinates me how they do their speeches and switch seamlessly from English to French and back again. That's cool stuff right there.