Thursday, 7 January 2010

The Economist Spanks Spiteful Steve

Fun read. Here's a taste:
Canadian ministers, it seems, are a bunch of Gerald Fords. Like the American president, who could not walk and chew gum at the same time, they cannot, apparently, cope with Parliament’s deliberations while dealing with the country’s economic troubles and the challenge of hosting the Winter Olympic games. This was the argument put forward by the spokesman for Stephen Harper, the Conservative prime minister, after his boss on December 30th abruptly suspended, or “prorogued”, Canada’s Parliament until March 3rd.

It gets even better.


sassy said...

How timely, I was thinking just the other day about how the Cons could not walk and chew gum at the same time. (big decision, "do I watch the Olymics or do my job"?)

deBeauxOs said...

Interesting how Mulroney - for all his faults - respected Parliament and took his job seriously; he did NOT prorogue during the Calgary Olympics.

Pseudz said... bizzy selling us 'down the river' to prorogue, perhaps?

Bina said...

They can't even walk and chew gum separately, much less simultaneously...

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