Monday, August 17, 2015

Too Good Not To Share



H/t Michael de Adder

4 comments:

  1. Very apt depiction, Lorne. Consider this. Harper has already boxed himself in and Bayne is still chewing on Nigel Wright. What is Harper going to say when Novak, Perrin, LeBreton, Stewart-Olsen and Tkachuk, Gerstein, Arthur Hamilton and the others in turn are strapped into the witness chair and given a damned good Bayning? Bayne has enough on each of them that they'll be banged up for perjury if they try to parrot Harper's now increasingly ridiculous line. Each and every one of them is going to be putting the lie to Harper's pathetic denials and, each time, the media are going to put the same questions to him again and again.

    I think even the sternest constitution would falter under that sort of ordeal, Lorne. I've noticed the campaign photos seem to show a Harper who is very tired and dispirited. Can you imagine realizing you have so many weeks of campaigning left and from now until the polls open you'll have no choice but to keep repeating the same patent fabrication even as a mountain of evidence builds proving you're lying. He has to be wondering in dread at the prospect that this spectacle will be his legacy.

    I cannot recall a similar political predicament, Lorne. What synapses misfired in Harper's brain to allow him to snarl himself in such a mess? I think he's going to get a lousy turnout this year. He's energized Sinclair Stevens and his Progressives to get engaged in this election and offer Conservatives a protest perch. He knows he'll be bleeding Tory support to Trudeau but Stevens' reaction is "why not, he's a lot better than Harper." Sounds like a Star Wars movie, "Progressives Strike Back."

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    1. I can't help but wonder, Mound, in my cynicism whether, if it looks like Bayne is going to call that rogue's list of witnesses, the Crown might decide to stay charges against Duffy. It certainly wouldn't be the first time that politics influenced judicial decisions.

      I agree that Harper is looking tired and dispirited. I was watching him utter his tired lines in answer to the same question that keeps popping up: "Why aren't you cleaning house?" Even before the question is asked, you can see Harper narrow his eyes in anticipation.

      It all looks good on him.

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  2. what a superb cartoon Lorne. It really does depict what's going on. thx for sharing.

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    1. My pleasure, Pam. Glad you enjoyed it.

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