October 15, 2008
After being abandoned by their police force and government in 2006, Caledonia residents awoke today to learn that their neighbours in Simcoe voted to damn them to 4 more years of suffering with an MP who is perhaps the most useless and apathetic in the history of our Country.
Thousands of people dared to believe that their voice could make a difference by voting for Gary McHale, but Simcoe which has not yet suffered at the hands of Native terrorists and a crippled OPP voted to hand the status quo another term and a gold plated pension.
The atmosphere was electric throughout the whirlwind 5 week campaign, and even those who didn’t believe that Gary would win were certain that Finley was about to get the most well deserved boot to the political rear end in the history of the riding.
Her contempt for the average voter couldn’t have been more obvious as she sat at the Simcoe fair with RCMP body guards, and bolted out the side door after nearly all of the debates that she actually showed up at. Her “buyout” for tobacco farmers couldn’t have been any more obvious a bribe, and the way she ended every speech by saying she hoped we would vote for Stephen Harper showed us that even Diane Finley wouldn’t vote for Diane Finley, but through the extreme apathy that the average voter clearly has toward the desperate plight of their neighbours, she was able to squeak out a narrow win.
To those who actually voted for Finley, I truly hope that one day you have need of her assistance so that through her hide and seek approach to politics; you can see that she cares as little about you as you do about your tormented neighbours in Caledonia.
To the roughly 5000 people who stood tall with Gary McHale in this election, be proud of yourselves and don’t stop daring to believe that your voices can and will make a difference.