Geoffrey Stevens's blog
Published June 17, 2013, in The Waterloo Region Record.
Little Things Mean a Lot, as Kitty Kallen sang in the sappy love song that headed the Billboard chart for nine weeks back in 1954. (Blow me a kiss from across the room/ Say I look nice when I'm not. . . . Arghh!) Treacly though the song is, the sentiment ought to be a mantra for Canadian political leaders in 2013.
Published June 3, 2013, in The Waterloo Region Record.
The Senate expenses scandal – starring Duff, Pam, Nigel, Stephen and all the lesser lights – may be fine political theatre. But it doesn’t amount to a hill of beans – or loonies.
Published May 27, 2013, in The Waterloo Region Record.
Confession, they say, is good for the soul. With that in mind, I will make a confession: I am a media lickspittle.
A lickspittle, according to the dictionary, is not a nice thing to be; it means “a contemptible, fawning person; a servile flatterer or toady.”