August 24, 2001
After losing the last election in Mexico,
the defeated Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has added
a new link to its official political website: "Find Love
in the PRI." Trying to win back popular support, Mexico's
PRI is trying to lure in younger voters with its own on-line
Politics often makes strange bedfellows,
but this is the first time a political party has acted as go-between.
The PRI explains that they hope the website will also be a forum
for sharing political and social ideas, bringing like-minded
people together to discuss the issues of the day.
And of course the PRI hopes that combining
sex and politics will create a nation of happy, contented voters
who will remember at the ballot box who it was who brought them
It makes you wonder whether this kind
of political matchmaking could have any future in Canada, especially
considering the kind of parties we have in Ottawa. How would
they describe in a webpage what each party has to offer Canada's
young and eligible?
The Bloc Quebecois:
Welcome to the hottest singles website
this side of Hull. Find the pur laine man or woman of
your dreams and play maitre chez nous. Recently separated?
Would like to be? Us too. Maybe we can get together in order
to get us apart. Canadian citizenship not important - at all.
Not into humiliation and English domination. If your turn-ons
include collecting transfer payments, picking fights, and trying
to get away from it all, then you have found your love match.
When you're number one, you don't have
to try at all. Honestly, where else are you going to go? We both
know you're just going to keep coming back for more. Call us
if you're into flexibility and no commitments. If a divided opposition
and a budget surplus make you hot, give us a call - and make
sure you let the phone ring.
Seeking anyone. And we mean anyone. Take
long walks through historic Quebec City and beautiful Genoa.
Feel the cobblestones and rubber bullets in your hair. Spend
the afternoon outdoors chained to a tree or chanting "Hey,
hey. Ho, ho. Something-or-other has got to go." Turn-ons
include indignation, moral victories and a holier-than-thou attitude.
Blue collar union guys OK, but must be in touch with their feminine
side, know Tai Chi, or be able to make large campaign donations.
Your own yogurt maker and gas mask a
Lonely? Drifting aimlessly? Need someone
to take charge? Feel like the romance has worn off and now no
one's paying attention? It doesn't have to be a one-night stand.
We're here to make it work. Meet people with good old fashioned
family values like discipline and tough love. Must be willing
to wait for a good thing - at least until next Spring.
We've just left a rocky long-term relationship
and now we're looking to settle down and put down roots. Currently
on the rebound from an 'on again, off again' relationship with
a button-down conservative that looks like it's going nowhere.
We're tired of always being the bridesmaid and now just want
somewhere we can put our feet up for a spell and be loved for
who we are. Not into games or apologies.
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