Imagine no pettiness

Contrarian reader Ritchie Simpson upbraids me for whining about prime ministerial ivory tickling to the tune of John Lennon’s Imagine.

If you don’t our political system to be reduced to an unending morass of partisan sniping and snide asides where nothing is accomplished because it may benefit the other side, then please refrain from making small minded comments. The shadow of pettiness covers more than just our politicians. if you want our politics raised out of the morass of point scoring then you must judge yourself as you judge others.

I hate to sound like some overly pious prig or worse your mother, but there are better, pointed, and deserved insults for our political leadership than this and you of all people should be capable of making them.

OK, OK, I take your point, but c’mon, Imagine? Stephen Harper?

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man