Yes, I'll be running the Gaffeometer again. I hadn't really given it any thought, because I obviously don't spend a bunch of time blogging any more. Twitter's been my latest outlet. Frankly, I'm a little resentful that the Prime Minister's constant need to game the system means I have to start this process in August.
That's hardly the worst sin among Harper's constant win-at-all-costs defiance of all decent Parliamentary and democratic traditions, just the one that directly affects me.
I'm not going to pay attention to the Greens or the Bloc. Unlike some debate organizers, I'm happy to draw the line at party status in the House. If I had to pay attention to Elizabeth May to run this thing, the price would be too high.
The chart won't appear on this page up to date until the Edmonton Fringe Festival is over. I'm sure I can get caught up - how bad can it be, given how tightly the central parties are trying to manage their message? "Pretty bad" is the answer, in case you haven't paid attention in the past.
This also buys me a couple of weeks to find goofy pictures of the leaders. Feel encouraged to forward your favourites.