Lefties aren't exactly known for their ability to laugh at themselves. After all, pursuing the cause of social justice is very serious business (big frowns everyone). But there's always exceptions to every rule. Over at Babble, the progressive crowd is currently discussing whether labour organizer Kelly Quinn's criminal record contributed to her defeat during the Vancouver-Kensington nomination race. That discussion prompted one wit to point out, "if it was divulged that (Premier) Gordon Campbell used a coathanger to steal a pack of Juicy Fruit from a vending machine in 1971, there'd be no fewer than three different threads on babble calling for his immediate resignation, and two more complaining that he won't be getting any jail time for it."
January 20, 2005