Musings —06.19.2010 08:50 AM—
- The Summit Scandal: The fake lake, the roads to nowhere, the airport no one will use: where these revelations hurt the Harper government the most, I think, is with their own base. I’ve received quite a few emails and comments from card-carrying Conservatives who are perfectly livid about the summitry excess. I mean, even Pierre Bourque – whose race car bears the CPC logo – has been alleging 80 per cent of the G20 supplier contracts have been issued without competition (is that true?). The Reformatories have become, fully, what they said they were coming to Ottawa to eliminate.
- The Secret Circle: Laureen Harper was very kind to my daughter, a few years back, and I’ve been a fan ever since. I may disagree with many of the policies of her husband’s government – but the Canadian First Lady is one of the nicest folks you’d ever care to meet, hands down. A great Diebel read, comme toujours.
- The Sinister Stories Syndicate: My God Almighty, why have so many knickers gotten in a knot over the plans of former Harper spokesman Kory Teneycke and Quebecor to (i) invest in Canadian journalism and (ii) provide more choice for news consumers? I mean, why is Don Newman – who is a nice man, but who has never exactly been the most exciting thing ever seen on television – so apoplectic about Kory’s plans? Why is Official Ottawa so aghast and atwitter? Christ, you’d think someone had forgotten to remove the crusts from the cucumber canapés at a Kingsmere garden party! Read Wells for an account that doesn’t hyperventilate.