Sunday, October 24, 2010

Brad Wall is a "socialist", running a "Banana Republic"?

While that might sound like the kind of uninformed, ignorant, and hyperbolic rhetoric one would expect to hear at a Tea Party rally, that's now what apparently qualifies as intelligent analysis at the National Post. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of the Wall government whatsoever, but this piece of Terence Corcoran's is beyond ridiculous.

The question Mr. Corcoran poses in his opening paragraph is a particularly nice bit of irony, given that management of natural resources has been the responsibility of provincial governments for quite some time. The Saskatchewan Government, as well as the Federal Government actually do have the legal right to say "no" to this proposal without any "changes to the constitution" being necessary, something Terence Corcoran might have discovered had he done even a modicum of research into the matter.

I realize that in this new-Media environment where entities like FOXNews flourish, facts don't matter much and journalistic research is not needed, but I'd like to suggest that the powers that be at the National Post consider that Mr. Corcoran's polemic talents may be better suited to assisting a certain Alaskan ex-governor author facebook missives about socialism and death-panels than occupying valuable editorial space in Canwest Global's newspapers, lest the difference between the two literary outlets become negligible.

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