A couple of days have gone by since John McCain announced his choice for Vice Presidential nominee. A very clever move on his part, I must say, to find a woman who is on his side of all the big women's issues (i.e.: the wrong side). Who knew that the PTA could lead to something so big so quickly?!
I certainly hope that none of the former supporters of Hillary Clinton will be duped by this move. Surely what the candidate stands for is more important than her/his gender, or at the very least the candidate's gender will not excuse her hostility on the important issues.
Speaking also of important issues, I have been struck by the use of a phrase that is no longer commonly used in Canada: 'Equal pay for equal work.' Oh, we haven't given up on the notion, we have just moved on to 'Equal pay for work of equal value,' which theoretically allows us to compare accounting to welding, and which is generally the term that all of our political figures use, even the most right wing ones.
Picking up on that thought, I will soon be able to express my opinions about our own federal election, as our lovely (if we are to believe their pre-election advertising, which hit the airwaves this weekend) Prime Minister seems poised to break his own fixed election date law and put an end to the planned bye-elections by asking the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament and 'drop the writ' this week. I'm sure the campaign will give me lots of thing to say in the coming weeks.