Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Let's move on shall we?

The internet is a wonderful thing to happen to politics, it really is. Sites like these are very valuable to a candidate as it gives them a chance to respond to any media that has been released. As we all know, the media tends to bend things to suit their own needs. All for the sake of the story right?

Where am I going with this? Remember that interview with CBC yesterday? Well, it aired last night and of course, it was nothing like how I thought it was going to turn out. I know how these things work but, it's still frustrating to know that you can talk about everything under the sun for 15 minutes to only have a 3 second clip used. In this case, the clip used (in fact the entire piece) made us (yes, us. I had no idea others were interviewed, including an ex Green supporter who supposidly left because of Jim's stand on the seal hunt... when, from what I know, actually left to have her second baby) sound like we're against the leader or the party, when in fact we are not. Just because a candidate does not agree with one of the parties polices doesn't mean they aren't loyal Greens. This is what a democracy is; it's about finding common ground between two (or more) opposing ideals... even within a political party.

The main focus of the piece was about the Seal hunt, of course. I'm not really surprised though. I mean, it's the only thing most of the people in this province know (or care) about the Green Party. This is why I was so excited after the interview was completed; we actually talked about much more than that issue. I was hoping that we'd finally get some other topics out there and a maybe a showing of how passionate we are about our party and it's place in our wonderful Province. But we didn't, not this time.

It's okay though. It really is. This'll only push me harder to reach as many people as possible and let them know that we extend far beyond the seal hunt. The people of Newfoundland and Labrador deserve to know the full extent of the Green Party platform so that they can make the most educated decision on the 23rd... so that they can make the right decision on election day.

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