Saturday, March 24, 2012

NDP...Rock Concert...Who Knew?

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YYJ_Colin of Flickr
Saturday March 24, 10:46 a.m.

As I mentioned on my Twitter, I woke up hearing what I'd thought was another wildcat strike happening at Pearson. It just turned out to be the New Democratic Party Leadership Convention downtown. For what is basically a political entity that's about as close to socialism as we dare get, these guys are having a Las Vegas-scale good ol' time. Who'da thunk it? Jack Layton must be doing a tap dance up there right now.

My interest in politics is basically that of a fairly bemused spectator. Canadian federal politics simply doesn't have that rock n' roll Hollywood spectacle that American politics seem to have in abundance, but still, the NDP convention today is giving it a good try.

Otherwise, just a regular ol' Saturday. Let's just hope that the selection of the next leader will be the only exciting thing about today.