I'm taking an essay break to recommend that you read Rick Mercer's blog (see link on right). I'm not a huge fan of the Mercer Report, which can be seen on CBC TV, but I love the blog. And if I'm not mistaken, there's a bit of overlap between the two, which leads me to believe that the best bits from the show are captured in the blog. Here is an excerpt to whet your appetite:
Politicians love to make promises directly to seniors because they know seniors deserve a society’s respect, plus seniors have nothing to do all day so they actually vote. Election day and a slice of lemon meringue is a big day out for the blue rinse set.