Sunday, January 22, 2006

Publius sings Barry McGuire's greatest hits

[Ed. note: In response to spurious complaints that one Publius has been overrepresented on the London Fog, the editors have decided to indulge the other Publius at the expense of five minutes of html coding.]

Publius at Gods of the Copybook Headings reviews the regional redistribution of political power in Canada in the past few years leading up to his cautious anticipation of a Conservative government after the crumbling of Mulroney's regional coalition-building in another of his excellent historical analyses.

It looks good people. We got here in a round about way, as usually, and unfortunately, happens in history. Maybe this time we can get past the regional bickering, OK maybe not, but a little less this time around. The West wants in, now it is in, if only at the threshold and by no means comfortable in its new role or with its history in Canada. One word to our Albertan friends, beware what Talleyrand is suppose to have said about the Bourbons when they were restored after Napoleon's fall, they forget nothing and learned nothing. If you behave as Ontario behaved in the past this process will merely repeat itself, and trust me ladies and gentlemen, Ontario only looks boring and placid. We can be quite vicious and they're are still more of us than there are of you. In the not so distant future Ontario might have half the population of Canada. Do remember that. No one here will forget it, be sure.
Read the whole thing here…

2 comments:

Daniel said...

Heh.. I hadn't even noticed the triple-threat before. Good catch!

And to the other Publius, don't be offended: the original had been blogging for hundreds of years...

MapMaster said...

Publius the Younger is very much a worthy successor, possessing the same acumen, dignity and, as I understand, wardrobe as of his antecedent. He may have a slight disposition to grouse more often, though.

As another PtY put it: “Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.” Amen.