If I've run afoul of Poe's law, I apologize.
I don't think it was a bus trip, so much as any act getting tired after repeated exposure.
No, but criticizing the OPPOSITION leader for opposing the Government policies is sort of like criticizing a garbage man for picking up the trash. Further suggesting that said opposition has somehow raised the deficit, or created it in the first place is absurd.
The Conservatives can blame the Liberals and vice-versa, but that doesn't mean it's a wash. Saying Conservative foreign policy kept us out of the security council is by orders of magnitude a more reasonable statement than 'Michael Ignatieff didn't agree with us, so they wouldn't let us in the club'.
Brilliant satire or utter rubbish...
You could sell tickets for that. Balance the budget that way!
The truth is an excellent defense against defamation.