The Grand Dissembler, Steve Harper, picks his words carefully. That's why it's often worthwhile to pay close attention to what comes out of his mouth. Take his remarks to a conference of First Nations chiefs in which he promised not to scrap the Indian Act:
"After 136 years, that tree [the Indian Act] has deep roots. Blowing up the stump would just leave a big hole."
Just what is Harper on about? In one breath he's talking about a grand old tree. In the next he's focusing on bad ways to get rid of the stump. Is that Harperspeak for "hold on to your hats 'cause I'm coming for you with a chain saw but don't you worry I won't blow up the stump"?