Thursday, January 19, 2006

How to "Fool the World" & Win an Election

This is the way Alberta rightist Ted Byfield described the main challenge he and his fellow oil-patch neoconservatives were facing two years ago in their grand plans to rally Canadians around Stephen Harper’s hopes for regime change in Canada:

“How do we fool the world into thinking we’re moving left when we’re not?”

It’s turning out to be pretty easy, after all.

It’s amazing what you can get away with when you’re starting with friends like the CanWest Global media empire (which includes the National Post, the Vancouver Sun, the Province, and the Victoria Times-Colonist), CTV news, and the Globe and Mail.

But still, you’ve got to make it easy for them. So here's what you do.


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