There's not much to be grateful for when it comes to the Ernie Eves government but his ridiculous election campaign did give us the glorious phrase, "reptilian kitten-eater". It was a phrase that certain journalists repeated to me last year, after John Tory tried to back away from his toxic school funding plan. For those not schooled in the finer points of Ontario politics, the short form definition of a reptilian-kitten-eater moment is when a campaign ceases to have any coherent argument for itself short of the crass pursuit of power. Ernie Eves squandered the advantage of being an incumbent by acting like a petulant child. You could also say that the Palin pick is John McCain's reptilian-kitten-eater moment (I sure did.)
Stephane Dion just had his reptilian kitten-eater moment. It's really quite a shame to watch it happen.