Sticks, stones and grown men crying
by Steven Kiser
Boo fucking hoo. I knew the politicians now-a-days were spineless, but Elwin Hermanson set a new low when he held a little press conference to speak out about the cartoon that depicted him as a Nazi. Three seconds of watching a grown man cry, and I couldn’t decide whether I was watching him run for premier, or Halle Berry accepting another Oscar.
Who the hell told Hermanson he would win over supporters by crying like a little kid who skinned his knee? This is Saskatchewan, for fuck’s sake. If Elwin Hermanson cries because another politician calls him a name, I hope for his sake that he drops out of this election right now. Can you imagine how he will react when the farmers have their annual demonstration on his front lawn and call him names that would make Eminem blush? To any of you Sask Party hopefuls out there, I have a few words of advice for you: have an impromptu leadership change tomorrow, and choose somebody as your illustrious leader who actually has a pair of cojones.
Obviously being called a Nazi is a terrible thing, but sobbing like a baby wouldn’t exactly be my first choice for a rebuttal. Thanks to Hermanson, I can see crying becoming a popular pity vote tactic to use in elections. Whenever the election trail gets a little too rocky, just turn on the waterworks. I can see it now: when next year during the American elections, George Bush breaks down at a press conference and apologizes for all those innocent Afghanis and Iraqis that he killed.
I know we complain about dirty politicians all the time. If the panty-waste with the sniffling problem is an example of an honest politician, I will take another Brian Mulroney in a heartbeat. Something tells me, however, that Hermanson is just as crooked as your grandpa’s wedding tackle; he’s just using this as a way to avoid the real issues plaguing his campaign. Now that most of the people in this fair province have caught onto the Sask Party’s economic views on the province which include the selling/restructuring of crown corporations, they are just looking for a way to hide.
As far as Hermanson and his Saskatchewan Party go, they can kiss my homegrown Saskatchewan ass. If their idea of an election campaign is admitting they want to spend millions of dollars, where are they going to get it? Are they going to sell off parts of the crowns that keep this province alive and affordable? They need to think again. Once their hopes of running this province die, in what I can only hope will be a slow and painful spiral of destruction, Hermanson will have an excuse to cry, until then he should stop being such a baby.