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Monday, October 06, 2008

Various Election Thoughts

Tonight is the night of Athabasca's all-candidates forum. I'm still debating with whether I want to go or not. I will admit, I'm kind of frustrated with how it's being run.

Here in Athabasca, the all-candidates forum is being hosted by the Athabasca Peace Initiative...an organization dedicated to fostering peace around the globe. And how they've decided to run this is that only the Peace Initiative will be asking the questions. In an interview with the Peace Initiative President in last week's paper, the president said that they're doing it like this because "it's important the right questions are asked."

From what the president alluded to in his article, the "right questions" tend to involve foreign policy and when the troops are coming home from Afghanistan and stuff like that.

Granted, they'll open it up near the end so average folks like you and me can pose their questions, but still, I don't feel like it's worth it. I just don't like being told that my questions aren't "the right questions."

Well, they are to me!

Besides, with my riding of Fort McMurray--Athabasca being so geographically huge, several candidates made it clear early on that they might not be making it this way because they can't afford to travel.

So if I'm not going to be able to ask my questions, and not all the candidates will be there, what's the point?

And sometimes, I'm glad that our elections don't get as...sensational as the American elections.

People were horrified on Friday when Hustler Video -- the porn movie studio of Hustler Magazine -- announced that they're making a pornographic film about the life of Sarah Palin, to be entitled Nailin' Paylin.

I'd just like to make it clear that I don't spend all my free time, hunched over my keyboard, tracking the latest developments in the porn industry. I only know of this because one of my favourite movie gossip sites, Ain't It Cool News, decided to run this on slow news Sunday.

Don't believe me? Here's Ain't It Cool News's article

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