ABOVE: Brown says he didn’t resign – but here’s the tape proving that he did!
Yesterday there was an Ontario PC leader debate. You are forgiven for not noticing.
That’s because – as my friend Tasha notes in her column, here – The Patrick Clown Show™ risks eclipsing everything else. It’s like that 1963 Lesley Gore hit, It’s My Party – you know, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.”
Well, Brown version is: It’s Still My Party, and I’ll Destroy It If I Want To.
Let’s recap yesterday, shall we?
- First, Brown’s fart catchers adopted the Jacob Zuma approach – they claimed Brown hadn’t resigned, so he was still leader.
- Then Brown tweeted that he appreciated the enthusiasm, but he was focussed instead on “clearing his name.”
- Then, members of the travelling Patrick Clown Show troupe claimed that he might still run for leader.
- And, by day’s end – his earlier protestations notwithstanding – Brown himself was on Global TV, doing his utmost to torpedo the leadership candidate debate then taking place over on TVO, and now saying (contrary to what he clearly says in the video above) that he hadn’t authored that resignation statement.
Follow all that? I don’t either.
Here are the possibilities, boys and girls: one, The Patrick Clown Show really is a clown show, and its principals wouldn’t know how to run a two-house paper route.
Or, two, the strategic objective is the Lesley Gore song after all: if Mr. Zipper Problem™ can’t run the party, then he’ll take down the party. Boom.
Either way, The Patrick Clown Show has made one key, key error, folks: its brain trust – and there’s an oxymoron if there ever was one! – are assuming that nothing else is about to come out about their man.
They shouldn’t assume that. (See video, above.)