The Iggy Coronation

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Andrew Coyne wrote a blog that appeared on the Macleans website a couple of days ago called On Ignatieff's Speech. It included this picture. I thought it was pretty funny.

The only specific policy commitment I could find was “a common national standard for employment insurance.” Otherwise, it’s just a laundry list of things it would be nice to have:

A Canada where every child gets an equal start!

Where every student who gets the grades gets to go to the best education in the world!

Where no Canadian ever has to struggle with the burden of illiteracy!
Where no Canadian with a disability faces obstacles…

As I listened, I found myself mentally reciting the words to Big Rock Candy Mountain:

The only thing missing was the music, so here it is.

iggycoronation (38K)

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, There’s a land that’s fair and bright, Where the handouts grow on bushes And you sleep out every night. Where the boxcars are all empty And the sun shines every day On the birds and the bees And the cigarette trees, The lemonade springs Where the bluebird sings In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.