With the latest poll released on Thursday showing the NDP here at 47% to our 26% and the PC's 23% I've obviously been looking for a way to escape the Province before Premier *gag* Dexter shuts down all inter-provincial travel.
This has been something I've long dreaded ever since the 1998 election where the NDP came razor close to forming a government. But never did I think things would get so bad. 47%?!?! are you people on crack or something? I mean I know
What's worse is everyone I know, save my loyal family, has gotten a bad case of The Orange Plague. I go on Facebook and post my hatred for the Orange Menace and dear friends reply back to me with the same old idiocy: 'Oh just let them in, let's see what they can do." One Dipper candidate is posting his journey on Daily Kos and said he tells people at the doorstep "If you don't like us you can give us the boot in 4 years!" to which I say: Well that's certainly reasonable, I mean after all they can't do much damage in 4 years right? Just look at Bob Rae in Ontario... Ok, that's a bad example. But what about George W. Bush's first term, that was 4 years right? Ok, that was a worse example.
It's the day before election day and these are the only hopes I have left.
- Maybe enough people will snap the fuck out of it and vote Liberal (and yes, even PC) to keep them to a minority.
- A local indi newspaper here in Halifax called The Coast wrote a front page article entitled Who is Premier Darrell Dexter. Yes, that's right they called him Premier before he even gets elected. So I'm hoping that might keep a lot of young people who'd normally support the NDP home on election day thinking they've got it sewn up.
- Maybe the pollsters were drunk when they made their calls.
- Perhaps a giant octopus will rise from Halifax Harbour and swallow NDP Headquarters whole on election night.
Anyway, to my fellow Liberals currently enjoying the governments in BC, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and PEI... prey for us here in wayward Nova Scotia.
P.S. anyone in the above mentioned provinces got a couch I can crash on for the next 4-5 years?