Scott Reid at The Globe and Mail has written, I think, an excellant essay on why Harper has to go .( http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081129.WReid29/BNStory/Front ) I don’t know how the rest of you feel about the current instability in our Parliment but I know how I feel about it. Every word Reid has written is true. At a time of a looming catastrophic economic crisis he has chosen to ignore it and play vindictive power games in Parliment. I would add to Reid’s column by saying that Harper believes in nothing so much as that he should be the Prime Minister and that the driving force in his life is to destroy anything that gets in the way of his holding of power. Consequences to the nation can be buggered, as long as he gets to be the guy in charge. The man is no more than a schoolyard bully and just this once the opposition parties remembered that they own spines and stood up to him. And he blinked. Then he sent out a lackey to tell us that he really didn’t mean it and why’s everyone so worked up anyway? Although, I’ve got to say, I’m impressed by Baird’s ability to fill the role of Harper’s trusted lackey. The only way he would be more suitable is if they stuck a hunch on his back and renamed him Igor.
Whether this is the start of a new dynamic for the opposition parties and I certainly hope it is, remains to be seen. Personally, I’m convinced that for the good of the country, hell, for the good of the Conservative party, he should be no more than a backbencher at worst and a private citizen at best. It’s likely that after this latest high-grade miscalculation the knives will start to come out for him within the Conservative party. The rest of us need to start protesting in the streets because, credit where it’s due, the bastard has proved himself to be very good at changing with the wind. He needs some very visible and forceful winds to see how the majority of us feel right now.
Neocons, feel free to release your frothing hounds of blithering partisan anger. You can’t all be screaming “Treason” on the CBC’s website and I’ve been dealing with Navy officers all weekend. I could use a good punch-up.
Doug has spoken. He awaits your replies