Tuesday, March 04, 2008
So Harper denied that his chief of staff, Ian Brodie, did not leak the memo that the Obama team sent to the Canadian government. He says he's looking into it. If he looks into it in the same manner that he looked into the Cadman affair a couple of years ago, I suspect precious little will come out, unless of course the leaker is a civil servant that he perceives to be a Liberal appointee.
That said it will be interesting to watch the results south of the border tonight. On one of the political shows this evening, someone posited that if Obama loses Ohio, that this issue will linger for some time to come. I can't recall who said it but I think it's a person I rarely agree with. His point was that if Obama wins and becomes president, the relationship with Canada could be chilled. I don't agree with that specifically, but certainly the story of Harper interfering in the US primary will have legs, both here and in the US.
We'll wait and we'll watch tonight. Remember when I said stuff always pops up when the House is sitting and that is when the Con's are at their worse? This is just one more story that doesn't bode well for Harper. It's a shame really that there is an Easter break.
I know, there is a poll out that Duffy was pushing that shows the Lib's aren't gaining from all of this and perhaps that is true. The Con's certainly aren't either though. In the end, it boils down to what you can go to the people with.
As a former dove I can now say, no more abstention. At the next opportunity go. Land the by-elections and go!