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Am I the only one that finds all this talk about a coalition government….exciting?

Putting personal politics aside, I love that our little government that could is finally playing a little dirty. Of course, the whole idea of a coalition is one of the most ridiculous things that has ever happened on parliament hill (aside from Belinda), but for someone who has spent the last couple of years living vicariously through the reality show Survivor, the plan to topple the conservatives is the biggest blindside this side of (duh!)

Here we have this tribe, the Conservatives, thinking they have all the power. One by one they have the NDP, Liberals and the Bloc voted out of their seats and slowly take over the entire island. But just like on Survivor, the small guys are finally realizing that instead of fighting for themselves against the bigger and stronger opponent, they can band together to topple the season’s power play. Of course, this can only be done if said player doesn’t have the immunity idol, in this case public popularity.

While a coalition government may sound like a good idea to the NDP, Liberals and The Bloc, any true survivor fan can tell you that even the most perfect alliances can turn on each other in a second and at the end of the day there can only be one survivor….i mean leader. For now it looks like that leader will be Stephane Dion, which according to Survivor rules, means that he’ll be the first to go when the alliance finally falls apart.

Obviously another election is going to be annoying. But if we are going to have one and yes, we are going to have one, why not make the most of it.

Now what the chances we can get Jeff Probst to host the debate?


Mike Morrison