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Wanna Be A Hero? May 17, 2006

Posted by Binford in Politics.

It's very simple.  All you have to do is:

1.  Develop an addiction to drugs and alcohol
2.  Run and become a politician
3.  Give a speech in front of people admitting to your addiction

It's a bloody shame that some people don't buy into this type of heroism:

So now we're supposed to feel how about Health Minister George Smitherman's revelations that for 10 years he was hooked on "party" drugs and he had a bit of a problem with booze?

We're supposed to pat him on the back and tell him he's "courageous."

Who does he think he's kidding?

Cry me a river. A courageous person doesn't do drugs in the first place. A courageous politician tells voters BEFORE he runs for election that he's had a substance abuse problem. Then you let voters decide. You don't land yourself a plum job as health minister lecturing everyone about lifestyle — and then tell us to do as I say and not as I do.

We needed to know this before he ran because it speaks to character. A young person who is focused and hard-working doesn't become so involved in the party scene that they become addicted to drugs.


If you can't detect my sarcasm, then I guess I have to try harder.



1. sch7363 - May 17, 2006

All I could detect was stupidity. There isn’t a reputable medical organization that doesn’t consider addiction a medical problem rather than a character defect.
I took an aspirin and had some coffee this morning, am I some sort of coward? Drugs have been around since the beginning of human history whereas the Puritanical, bland lifestyle you seem to be promoting is the new, ugly kid on the block.
A better indicator of lack of character would be running for political office in the first place. Said action places one in the category of parasite in my book.

2. hertzberg - June 29, 2006

excellent!!! http://www.boregon.com

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