John Robson - May 24th, 2013
So the Prime Minister’s latest excuse on the Wright-Duffy $90,000 cheque (or WD-90 for short) is that Wright “should have told me earlier. That’s why I accepted his resignation upon reflection. Should I have reached that conclusion earlier? Perhaps.” Whaddaya mean, perhaps?
No, wait. That’s not the real problem. The real problem is this new claim that Harper accepted his chief of staff’s resignation because Wright didn’t tell him about the payment “earlier”. So you’d have kept him if he had? Is that what you’re saying? That the real problem wasn’t him writing the cheque, it was keeping you out of the loop so when the scandal erupted you could deny all knowledge?
For goodness sake, stop babbling inconsistent nonsense. Pick a story and stick to it.
John Robson - May 23rd, 2013
In 1795 U.S. President George Washington wrote to Edmund Randolph (this quotation comes to me courtesy of the Patriot Post Founder’s Quote Daily) that “There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.”
How very quaint this 18th-century sentiment seems today. But (now you laugh) I’d still like to see someone in politics try it. Who knows? It just might work.
John Robson - May 20th, 2013
“John Robson for Senate: He knows where he lives”
“John Robson for Senate: Because he lives in his house”
John Robson - May 9th, 2013
A strange exchange between an unidentified reporter and federal Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews at a press conference yesterday. The minister jeered “Certainly you’re not surprised that there are members of the Communist Party or ex-members of the Communist Party inside the New Democratic Party?” When asked by an apparently naïve journalist “Is that a bad thing to you?” Toews said ”No, I’m just saying why would you be surprised? They’re New Democrats”.
Now it’s a bit troubling that a reporter would seem puzzled why communism might be regarded as bad; possibly she never heard of Stalin, Mao or Pol Pot. But what’s amazing is that Toews would say “No” and then accuse his opponents of it anyway, almost as though he buys the hard left view that communism is harmless but pinning the label on people is an effective partisan smear by right-wing hacks.
Both of you, smarten up. Of course communism is bad. It claimed far more victims than Naziism and launched far more wars.
John Robson - May 6th, 2013
How confused can politicians be about what they do for a living? Best not to ask, especially given Ontario Tory leader Tim Hudak’s latest inspiration to force politicians to explain why they won’t show lack of confidence in a ministry they might have confidence in.