Steelcitygrit [in exile]

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Shapiro Deep and Delicious

The punditry round-up today was something of a head-scratcher. Conservatives coast to coast are declaring victory, as Shapiro has ‘acquitted’ Harper and Emerson of any wrongdoing. This is a victory, unquestionably… unless you have spent the last two weeks laughing at the utter lack of legitimacy that the inquiry commands.

I need not quote the idiom (about cake and eating it.)

One casts one’s mind back to 1998, when the Pequistes declared the Secession Reference case a success after decrying the process as farcical for months previously.
If Shapiro is a vagrant deserving of no attention (and I suspect he is), then his conclusions are irrelevant.

The argument is not that Stephen Harper is other than innocent. Just that logical consistency is a lost virtue.


David McGuinty reaffirms his challenge to the party exec to move us towards a one-member one-vote leadership process. I’ve made my feelings ("why a convention") known before. I can’t think of a stronger way to show the rest of Canada that we truly are repentant sinners. For as long as we maintain this closed system, this plurality of Family Compacts will run our show. As long as that is the case, Canadians can be excused for their skepticism when we assail them with our democratic ideals. Let Convention 2006 be the last.


Blogger Steve said...

What'd I tell you about David McGuinty.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not heard one Conservative declare victory. We all know that Shapiro is an idiot and the only reason he ruled the way he did was to pacify the people who called him a lapdog. I don't agree with floor crossers and never have. But the Shapiro investigation was a which hunt from the outset and Shaprio only ruled the way he did to try and let everybody know he is neutral. That's a farce. If the Liberals were still in power he would have ruled against Emerson. So as far as Conservatives gloating, that is incorrect. We all knew this was a Liberal led investigation from the start and the conclusion doesn't mean a thing. However, other than your post, the Liberal blogs have been awfully quiet.

6:04 AM  
Blogger SteelCityGrit said...

Read the Tory blogs. I could go a'quoting but I definitely don't care enough.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't care enough because Shapiro voted for Harper. If the tables were turned, you'd be caring plenty.

6:38 AM  
Blogger SteelCityGrit said...

No - sorry friend. You've missed the point a couple of times over. But feel free to baselessly assert about me whatever you please. It is a terrific use of your time.

7:05 AM  

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