I've never been a Paul Martin fan and I'm becoming less of one by the day. Consider this (emphasis added):
Goodale came under fire Wednesday after the RCMP said it has launched a criminal investigation into allegations that a Finance Department announcement was leaked to Bay Street...
"The RCMP has said there is no evidence of wrongdoing on Mr. Goodale's behalf, his office or his department," Martin said.
How exactly can the RCMP say there is no evidence of wrongdoing when they've just launched the investigation? If the RCMP actually said that, it was an incredibly stupid thing to say.
This is one of those rare occasions where Martin might actually want to take a page out of George Bush's playbook: "We are not going to comment on an ongoing investigation." And leave it at that.