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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Martin v. Chretien

Burkean Canuck makes the important observation that Paul Martin apologizing for using profanity "speaks of a certain decency on the part of the PM." He continues: "But I somehow doubt that Mr. Chretien would have done anything other than brazen it out, as he did on so many other occasions." There is no doubt Chretien would have brazened it out; the former prime minister would have relished upsetting faithful Christians. It was just the kind of arrogant, nasty, petty, leader he was. Brazening it out was also the way Chretien dealt with all scandal -- first he would deny there was any wrong-doing, then he would excuse or justify it, if necessary he would obstruct an inquiry (Peppergate, Somalia), then wait for the next scandal to come to distract the country from the last one. These are themes I explore in my about to be released Jean Chretien: A Legacy of Scandal, which has an excellent introduction by Ezra Levant. If you order within the next week, Freedom Press (Canada) Inc. will send a $5 cheque to reimburse your shipping and handling fees.

Posted by Paul Tuns on September 15, 2004 in Canadian Politics | Permalink

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Just wondering if anybody caught this little gem.

Mike Harris blows a gasket

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1095286213828&call_pageid=970599119419

"I heard yelling ... and I heard him say `Just give me the f------ ballot' and then he grabbed it from the woman who was the DRO (the deputy returning officer)," Spoletini said.

"I said, `What's going on here?' He turned around and said, `You can challenge my f------ ballot, you jackass.' I said, `Don't be an a------' and he said to me `You're the biggest a------ of them all.'"

Fuddle Duddles indeed.

Posted by: MWW | 2004-09-16 6:19:59 AM



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