Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Michael Harris Catalogues (most of) the Crimes and Sins of Stephen J. Harper

A dandy little digest from iPolitic's Michael Harris.   Call it a trip down the soiled and sullied Memory Lane of the Harper Imperium.   A quick glimpse or two to whet the appetite:

"Consider the prime minister’s bizarre statement that a person doesn’t necessarily have to be charged to be punished. That’s a truism, of course — in China and Brunei.
"But here? It now appears so. We have a punisher-in-chief who plays whack-a-mole with anyone he wants, anytime he pleases. For this guy, being in politics means never having to say you’re sorry.
"No one should be surprised that the PM wants the three amigos hanged high. Remember, Harper has led the lynch mob before without waiting for the RCMP to complete their investigations.
"...Let no one be fooled. No matter how Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau may have transgressed, we don’t bury people in the sand, coat them in honey and let the ants get to work under the noonday sun because the PM has been caught out in a tacky scheme.
"That’s right — I’m one of those quaint fellows who believes one elected to office is responsible for the actions of his senior staff. The “Nigel Did It” narrative is horse balls under a parliamentary democracy founded on ministerial responsibility. As for the morality play some Harper puppets want to make of this, the wise words of Oscar Wilde apply: “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”
It's a dandy column.  Follow the link above or here.


the salamander said...

.. its all over .. its purge time .. Right ?

Runaway government pretending ...
posturing .. lecturing us on
evasive procedural parliamentary shite

Well .. we're no longer sure
who or what they are pretending to represent
or if they intend to represent anybody
that defines or defends Canada

Harper, Wright, Hamilton, Novak, Byrne ??
These are the exemplars ??
Protecting us from Duffy, Wallin et al ??

You're kidding.. Mr Harper .. Right ?
Seriously.. you're kidding ... ?

The Mound of Sound said...

You would think that would be the case, Sal, but far from it. Those who find truth in belief instead of fact can abide just about anything. History is replete with examples of this and they all came to a bad end. But, hey, thanks for playing.


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Dana said...

I wonder if Nigel Wright has an opinion on the thorough trashing Harper is giving his reputation.

I wonder if he's still a member of the CPoC.

I wonder if he'll show up in Calgary this weekend, you know, like Banquo's ghost at the banquet.

P'raps we'll hear Harper quote ole Will this weekend:

"Avaunt! and quit my sight! let the earth hide thee!
Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold;
Thou hast no speculation in those eyes
Which thou dost glare with!"