Sunday, April 24, 2016
Congratulations, John, But Don't Spend It All in One Place
Stephen Harper's most loyal journalistic lickspittle, John Ibbitson, just pocketed the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen prize for political writing for his biography, "Stephen Harper."
The award was announced just days before Justice Charles Vaillancourt exposed Harper and his inner circle as nothing more than a pack of craven thugs.
So, what's in Ibbitson's book? I'm not even sure I'll go for it when it hits the dollar table next week but maybe I - for that matter, perhaps everyone - should just settle for Bob Rae's review of the book from last August.
After all this is the Globe & Mail's Ibbitson, the one who floated the fanciful notion of a permanent "Harper Revolution" that could never be undone. Of course when Ibbitson wrote that bit of fiction he probably couldn't foresee how Harper's legacy would be dismantled by the Supreme Court of Canada striking down the unconstitutional bits, by Justin Trudeau's reforms starting to even Canada's political key, and by Justice Charles Vaillancourt's indictment that reduced Harper's legacy to ashes.
If you want to get a copy of Ibbitson's Harper best not delay. They'll probably start pulping them sometime next week.
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I sometimes watch CBC's The Sunday Scrum, Mound, on which Ibbitson is a regular. Ever since last October, he has looked perpetually nettled. Now i think I know why.
After last week's court ruling, anything Ibbitson writes about Harper should be accompanied by a Spoiler Alert.
It must be difficult for Ibbitson, Lorne. Sort of like watching your best friend being led to the gallows.
@ Owen - your "Spoiler Alert" remark just cracked me up. Thanks for the laugh. Thank you.
@ Anon 1:24 - I deleted your screed that was ridiculously hostile, derogatory and perhaps unhinged.
anything Ibbitson writes should be accompanied by a Spoiler Alert.
Ha ha. You gray-haired baby boomers can't handle the truth. You people turned a post-war economic boom into a global economic collapse voting for (what you believed to be) your own self-interest, but turned out you were being playing by plutocrats.
Now you moan we have to lay down and die because it's too much to clean up the mess you created. Self-serving when it comes to your own interests. Fatalist when it comes to the lives of your grandchildren. Blowhards and cowards. Most useless generation to come down the pike.
I do believe you have stumbled upon the wrong website and blog.
From my experience the contributors to this site maybe Grey haired or even lacking thereof but they ,predominantly, seem to be concerned with the welfare of this , gone mad , world.
We, inserting myself amongst more capable scribes, seeing the injustices and overindulgence of our fellow human beings particularly our , admittedly,spoilt offspring where I am sure you will find yourself .
We, the grey haired, realise we are in a situation of diminishing returns as the planets resources are eaten up.
You , on the other hand, just seemed pissed off you cannot have the same and would rather suck your thumb and whine rather that offering attainable solutions for the future of not just this country , but this planet.
Have a nice day.
@ Anon, they must have had you in mind when they coined the phrase, "sucks to be you."
Schandenfreude for Ibison, Wente, Levant and the other toad lickers.
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