Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Jeez, People Are Telling Me I'm Not Emotional Enough

Well I'm mad as hell heck and I'm not going to take it any more.

Friends this is not the time to bawl your eyes out like Jack Layton appeared to do the other day, or get all choked up like Backback Boy when talking about poverty, or seethe with frustration like that old Maoist Gilles Duceppe. This is the time to put your shoulder to the wheel and roll up your sleeves and get to work to help Canadian working families keep their jobs, their RRSPs and their houses and have enough food on the table. It also means keeping our businesses prosperous, and retain enough money for social programs in our national treasury without raising taxes. That's why I'm in politics.

Let's not freak out here. The Royal Bank says Canada is strong. But we're on a roller coaster ride. Please do not remove your seatbelts.

During a private seance the other day, Mackenzie King reminded me of the words of Winston Churchill during the Battle of Britain, "These are not dark days, these are great days, the greatest in the history of our nation."