George, you ignorant slut

No offence to Stewart or Colbert but, decades after their stint, I still miss Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtin doing the fake news on Saturday Night Live, especially their “Point/Counterpoint” section in which Curtin would make an impassioned speech for an important cause and then Ackroyd’s rebuttal would simply consist of cheap insults and his infamous opening line, “Jane, you ignorant slut.

Hey, that’s pretty much been the tone of this Ontario provincial election campaign too but today is election day, the polls are open, the race is a tight one and I would urge each and every eligible voter to get out there and VOTE. After a year of electing Stephen Harper and then Rob Ford, it’s clear that your vote is important, your vote is necessary, your vote the basic building block of our democracy.

And then, here comes George Carlin with the rebuttal:

I have always loved George Carlin and have hated this election campaign (most obviously Hudak’s, of course) even though it’s not I have every answer either. Sometimes, I fear that Carlin’s right but the only way for us to move forward is to insist that he doesn’t have to be.

I’m off to vote and I hope you will too.

(photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)

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About Scott Dagostino

An arts & culture journalist who's the bastard love child of Van Morrison and Jessica Mitford
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