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Political flip flops

Flip flops should be sandals worn in summer in Canada. However, they seem to have become more than mere footwear, and have now come to represent the decision-making process as well as the moral fibre of our government. All one has to do is look at staunch Conservative (flip) Liberals such as Belinda Stronach with new Cabinet posts, dedicated Liberal (flop) Independents such as Pat O'Brien against same sex marriage, and Gilles Duceppe going from BQ (flip) to PQ or will he one day, ad nauseam. Since coming to power, Prime Minister Paul Martin seems to also be wearing these shoes when it comes to deciding whether or not to announce the 0.7 per cent GNP deadline for reaching foreign aid targets set by Lester B. Pearson back in 1969, and then there is Ralph Goodale who said "yes" to a 0.7 per cent timetable in the U.K. with Tony Blair then (flop) "not yet" after returning to Canada. Hopefully these shoes won't be worn by other countries at the G8 this July in Scotland.

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Political flip flops

Flip flops should be sandals worn in summer in Canada. However, they seem to have become more than mere footwear, and have now come to represent the decision-making process as well as the moral fibre of our government. All one has to do is look at staunch Conservative (flip) Liberals such as Belinda Stronach with new Cabinet posts, dedicated Liberal (flop) Independents such as Pat O'Brien against same sex marriage, and Gilles Duceppe going from BQ (flip) to PQ or will he one day, ad nauseam. Since coming to power, Prime Minister Paul Martin seems to also be wearing these shoes when it comes to deciding whether or not to announce the 0.7 per cent GNP deadline for reaching foreign aid targets set by Lester B. Pearson back in 1969, and then there is Ralph Goodale who said "yes" to a 0.7 per cent timetable in the U.K. with Tony Blair then (flop) "not yet" after returning to Canada. Hopefully these shoes won't be worn by other countries at the G8 this July in Scotland.

  

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