Idiot of the Week
This political genius, who has been assaulting Warren for the better part of the year, was kind enough to clue me in to Quebec's political landscape. Apparently, his mathematical formula proves that Westmount is going Conservative this time around. Now, Lucienne Robilliard won the riding by over 40% last year and the Conservatives were a distant fourth, but apparently I just don't understand politics in Quebec. See, despite the fact that the riding has an average income of over $110,000 per year and is one of the wealthiest in Canada, more than 20% of the population is going to vote NDP and another 8% will vote Green. On top of that, roughly 20% is going to vote Bloc even though Westmount has the third fewest number of francophones in the entire province. This, naturally, allows the Conservatives to squeak through with a narrow victory while receiving just over 11,000 votes. All this occurs despite the fact that the Liberals have only lost the riding once in the last eighty years and almost always poll over 50%.
Oh, and FYI, we're also going to lose Mount Royal despite the fact that Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler won the riding by almost 70% last year. Just want to keep everyone up to date on the latest gospel according to Don.
Of course, his own party's pollsters and Liberal organizers disagree with him -- but what does that matter to a political genius of Don's caliber?