Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Not today's man

So I'm watching Studio 2 on TVO, as John Tory attempts to justify his alleged leadership of the Ontario Tories. He is, for me, an ambiguous character. On the one hand, I feel like the PC Party would be much better if its membership were closer to Tory's views, instead of the Harris-era neanderthals who still largely fill its ranks. On the other, the man has spent a cumulative 21 months looking for a seat since he took the helm of the Party in 2004. In all likelihood, by the time of the by-election he is contesting, Tory will have spent something like 40% of his time in Provincial politics as a leader without a seat.

But what really kills me is Tory claiming to be a guy who understands the needs and way of life of rural Ontario. Uh.... no. When you got your first and last honest job because your family friend was Ted Rogers, it looks silly to raise the pennant of the salt of the Earth.

1 comment:

celestialspeedster said...

I think you mean "The Agenda"; "Studio 2" hasn't been on the air since 2006.
But I agree with you: John Tory is more palatable than Mike Harris but if only he would stop hitching himself to unpopular election platforms, he would look more like a winner to his own party.