Monday, April 28, 2008

The Canadian Nixon

Political observers will recall the devastating “stickiness” that the nickname “Mr. Dithers” had on Paul Martin when it was put on him in the pages of the venerable British magazine The Economist back in 2005.

Is it too much to hope that the same adhesiveness comes with this moniker for Stephen Harper in the UK’s Guardian newspaper?

"The historian Garry Wills once observed that Richard Nixon wanted to be president not to govern the nation but to undermine the government. "