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Saturday, March 1, 2008

No Mercy from Mercer

His performance has been generally seen as disastrous, but I haven't picked on poor Stéphane Dion, the current leader of the Liberal Party of Canada lately. I guess I don't need to when Canada's top funny man does this ...
Comedian Rick Mercer has Stéphane Dion's struggling Liberals in his sights.

In the two years since Prime Minister Stephen Harper & Co. booted the Liberals out of government after a 13-year reign, the Liberals have not once stood up against the Conservatives when it meant they'd have to go back to the electorate for a vote.

When Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion pledged not to bring down Harper over the budget this week he left himself and his party open to ridicule and eye-rolling even from within its own ranks.

"This is a surrender and an embarrassment," one Liberal blogger wrote this week.

"How in the hell can we pretend any longer to have any credibility as the official Opposition?" asked another blogger.

The party even was the subject of a hilarious skit on Rick Mercer's show post-budget that made fun of the Liberals for constantly criticizing the Tories but never bringing them down when given the chance.
As a top Liberal blogger put it, "When they start laughing at you, it's all over".

You can watch a video clip of Rick Mercer's skit here. (it's Season 5, Episode 16, Feb 26, 2008 - Mercer: Message from the Liberals)

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