Stop me if you've heard this one.....
There was this taxpayer who wanted to buy a donkey from Dalton McGuinty for $100.00. With the cameras rolling, Dalton took the taxpayer's money and gave his word that he would bring the donkey the next day, earning him a flattering front-page article in the Toronto Star.
The next day, when the media were preoccupied with some minor story, Dalton came back to the taxpayer alone to tell him that the donkey had died and that it was all Mike Harris' fault.
The taxpayer asked for his money back, but to nobody's surprise Dalton had spent it already.
Instead of getting angry, the taxpayer decided to outsmart our Premier....after all, that couldn't be too hard to do....
The taxpayer asked for the dead donkey anyway, saying he would raffle off the dead donkey without telling anyone who bought a ticket that the donkey was dead. Dalton said, "I like the way you think. Are you sure you don't want to be one of my cabinet ministers?" The taxpayer thanked Dalton, but he said he would like to stay employed after the 2011 election.
Anyway, the raffle was a huge success and it generated so much news that it even pushed Dalton's latest screwup off the front page.
Dalton came to the taxpayer and said, "How did you do?"
The taxpayer said, "I sold 500 tickets at $2.00 apiece and I made a profit of $898.00."
This was too much for Dalton's limited financial intellect, but he did ask, "Didn't anyone get angry when they found out the donkey was dead?"
The taxpayer said, "Sure, the guy who won got mad. So I gave him back his $2.00!"
This blog, The Clown At Midnight, will show over the course of the next year that there's only one joke, and it's on Dalton McGuinty's Liberals. Come and laugh it up with me, Mr. J., as we roast our soon-to-be-ex-Premier (over a slow flame) and laugh our way to a Tim Hudak victory in 2011. :)