Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Stephen Harper and the Ghost of Chuck Cadman
Something tells me Stephen Harper is going to have a bleak Christmas. As he look out of 24 Sussex Drive all he will see are the bonfires of the unemployed. He didn't get his majority and Santa won't be bringing him ANYTHING. Except a big red balloon... of a deficit.
And then there's the ghost of Chuck Cadman.
Clankety, clankety, clank.
The revelation that Stephen Harper will have to find a new lawyer to represent him in his $3.5-million defamation suit against the federal Liberal Party suggests that the Prime Minister's own advisers are not getting his full co-operation.
The Liberal Party's lawyer has said that his client has been waiting for months for documents that Mr. Dearden had promised to provide. Details of a four-hour meeting in early 2008 between Mr. Harper and his senior communications staff are of particular interest.
Boy this case just gets more and more interesting and complicated. Luckily Paul Wells has this handy guide.
And that HAUNTING Star story.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Denis Power said the party had no right to renege on the deal with Ottawa lawyer Alan Riddell, a candidate in Ottawa South… Party officials first denied there was a deal and then, when Riddell went public with details of the deal, said he had violated the agreement… ‘There is no agreement and he hasn’t been paid anything,’ Harper said in December 2005, referring to Riddell, a member of the Conservative party for 20 years.
Gawd. That sounds soooooo familiar.
You know sometimes I think that when Stephen Harper isn't pretending to be his hero Stalin, or the ghost of Leo Strauss, he wishes he was Canada's Margaret Thatcher.
Wouldn't it be great if he turned out to be Canada's Richard Nixon?
I LOVE ghost stories !!!!!
Clankety, clankety clank...