Friday, December 14, 2007

If This Guy Can't Believe Mulroney, Should You?

"I Know Brian"

Brian Mulroney's former deputy prime minister finds Big Chin's testimony about Karlheinz Schreiber hard to swallow.

Now, in fairness, it should be noted that straight arrow, Erik Nielsen has been public about his doubts of Mulroney's integrity for many years.

When the Globe & Mail asked Nielsen if he bought Mulroney's story to the Commons ethics committee, he said, " no" before chuckling and adding. "I know Brian."

Mr. Nielsen said his impression of Mr. Mulroney's performance was that it raised more questions than it answered. He added that Mr. Mulroney was able to change the flow of the questioning towards Mr. Schreiber.

"That, of course, is a very common tool of the experienced committee Parliamentarian. So it didn't answer anything. There are as many questions, even more, left now after Brian's testimony than there were before, and I don't think they are ever going to be answered."

A very common tool. Actually that's not bad - for an epitaph.

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