Too Bad Governments Don't Topple that Easily Here
One of the drawbacks of living in a foreign country, surrounded by foreigners, is that news of the default country isn’t always easy to come by. I might not have even known that the the government was in trouble had I not happened across a bit of the debate in the Commons on CSPAN over the weekend. I’m so thoroughly out of touch with the political scene that I totally missed the scandal that brought the government down and barely knew who any of the players were. This Harper guy, he looks like a used car salesman from Medicine Hat. paul, is he as bad as he seems? It’s a good thing they’ve got this Internet nowadays. If I had to rely on American print media for political news, I’d never get any further information. Word of the dissolution of Parliament was trumpeted prominently in the San Francisco Chronicle – page A6, below the fold.