jack layton cannot be serious

CBC: "Layton signals NDP could support Tory EI plan"

This must be political posturing. Must be an attempt to not appear to want an election for the sake of election. To differentiate the NDP from the Liberals. To appear to be more concerned with getting things done than with in getting power. So many layers there: posturing in order to not look like you're posturing.

The NDP cannot possibly want to be perceived as the party that props up the Harper Government. Hardcore NDP voters will be disgusted, and Liberal/NDP swing voters will vote Liberal.

So this must be political posturing.

Yet most pundits - including most bloggers - take it at face value.

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