I was trying to decide this morning whether I would post a thread on this topic because I was very upset about what was done to Jack Layton by the
Toronto Sun. I would expand on Pierre Trudeau's statement about the state having no place in the bedrooms of the nation and would rather have it said
that the state and the public ought to have no place in the sex lives of the nation.
We have laws on assault and other crimes of violence and we have laws on theft and fraud and practicing various professions without a license. We
allow every conceivable method of prostitution, including the simple business of prostitution itself, a very small niche in the large sex driven parts
of the nation's economy, like the advertising industry, the broadcasting industry, the fashion industry, etc.
To what was the Sun trying to alert Canadians?
Was the Sun, in resurrecting an incident from 1996 (!!!)
alerting Canadians to a violation of the law by Layton? Mr. Layton wasn't charged with
violating the law by the police.
Was the Sun trying to alert Canadians to the possibility, a strong one on the face of it, that Mr. Layton wanted to indulge in a little extramarital
sexual attention from someone in the business of providing that . . . in 1996? Well, thanks for the alert.
To me this is just dirty politics. Layton has shown that he is dangerous to the Liberals and the Conservatives so the Sun has decided to court, on
someone's behalf, the snicker vote.
That's how bad it is. That's how desperate someone is.
Somebody in politics in one of the major parties doesn't have the guts to make their own obvious appeal for the snicker vote, so they have enlisted
the Toronto Sun to do their dirty work for them.
"All the news that fits."
This is hardball politics. I hope the unions redouble their efforts to get the vote out for Mr. Layton's party and I hope for the sake of us all that
the snicker vote is proven not to be as important as it once was in Canadian politics.
Personally, I am very critical of the NDP and Mr. Layton. But I am just mad enough about what the Sun has done to vote NDP and help nullify at least
one snicker voter.
edit on 1-5-2011 by ipsedixit because: Edited one word to read snicker because the host of this website doesn't allow perfectly acceptable
words which might contain syllables spelled like a rude word for black people.
edit on 1-5-2011 by ipsedixit because: (no reason