Monday, November 25, 2013

Oh Dear Me

Our friend, the Salamander, left a comment that got me thinking.   He asked what John A., were he alive today, would have said about Stephen Harper?

That brought to mind a much more recent prime ministerial heavyweight.  Pierre Elliott Trudeau.   Can you imagine, had he not been lost to us much too soon, what Pierre Trudeau, from the comfort of his retirement, would have had to say about Stephen Joseph Harper and his devious, authoritarian, undemocratic ways?

I can imagine Pierre Trudeau energizing the Canadian people to storm Sussex Drive with pitchforks and torches.   Punks like Harper were always his favourite sport.


Dave said...

It should always be borne in mind that Harper is a political lightweight. He is short-play political tactician at best and constant observation has shown that when his initial tactic fails he resorts to cheating.

Mulcair, (whom I don't hold in any admiration), has recognized this and has now brought out the weapon with which Harper cannot personally contend - legal cross-examination. Harper doesn't think well on his feet. His mind doesn't work that way. He relies on others to do that and when you surround yourself with MBAs and political hacks instead of legal-eagles and PhDs you get ... well, you're lookin' at it.

The Mound of Sound said...

They keep thumping away, Dave, but I don't see Harper reeling from the blows. To me his greatest threat is from within his party's ranks. I think the ghost of Dalton Camp may be returning.