Tell me this doesn't surprise you in any way (emphasis added):
Opponents of same-sex marriage say they're unhappy but undaunted by Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's promise not to use the notwithstanding clause to overturn the law - even if he's doomed to fail without it.
Opponents of same-sex marriage say they believe unprecedented use of the clause to override the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is not needed and say that a simple, free vote on new legislation will do the trick.
But the justice minister and other experts say such legislation would never survive Supreme Court scrutiny and using the controversial constitutional clause is the only way to change it.
"Harper appears to be living in a kind of legal Disneyland, as if you can wave a magic wand and thereby override" the Constitution, the courts and an act of Parliament, said Justice Minister Irwin Cotler.
"The only way that Harper could possibly override all that is to use the notwithstanding clause and to suggest otherwise is either to be ignorant of the law or to be dissembling."
Ignorant. Dissembling. Or outright deluded. You make the call.