Musings —05.26.2010 06:46 PM—
You know, I’ve read this thing a number of times, and looked at it from every conceivable angle, and I still can’t see why it was necessary to add that sentence in the first bullet, the one in bold. In fact, I don’t see why it was necessary to issue the entire document. Politics 101: don’t comment on hypotheticals.
Also: Pour faire de l’histoire, il faut savoir compter.
Conservative coalition fear-mongering
• The Harper Conservatives are trying to change the channel from their skyrocketing G8/G20 summit costs by resurrecting a bogus coalition boogie-man.
• Liberals will campaign to form a Liberal government. We aren’t interested in coalitions.
• This accusation is rich coming from Stephen Harper, who signed a letter with Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe in 2004 offering to form a Conservative-Bloc-NDP coalition government.
• As former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien confirmed yesterday, there are no coalition talks, no mandate for negotiation, and no negotiating taking place.
• Something the Harper Conservatives just don’t understand is that parties in Parliament can work together – without forming a coalition.
• The Conservatives have even attacked David McGuinty for suggesting that parties in Parliament “should be working together to put the interests of the Canadian people first.”
• The Conservatives think that parties in Parliament should not work together, and would rather put Conservative Party interests before the interests of Canadians.