Connecting with voters can be tough when you avoid their gaze
Ah, the HST. Yes, we're all agreed that at midnight on June 30th the world will crumble. Remember those other 3 letters that everyone predicted would be the end of us – Y2K? Now it's H-S-T. I don't know about you, but I'm going to gather up the candlesticks, my family members and a BIG bottle of port that night, and I'm going to pray like a banshee.
A number of our readers have been vigorously defending the non-partisan nature of the anti-HST protest. And they're quite welcome to that opinion, of course. But I thought this pretty funny video by the hapless BC NDP caucus was worth a look. I don't think the cue card reading gaffes were meant for comic effect, but there are shades of Saturday Night Live (S-N-L) in here for sure. I'm sure those who couldn't make the shoot that day are thanking their lucky stars they missed this one.
Meanwhile, I hope that the vigorous non-partisanness of the anti-HST campaign carries forth.