It seemed like such sensible advice at the time:
He privately warned his MPs three times to shut the heck up about the Quebec election.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper understands that federal gaffes get magnified and amplified when played to hypersensitive Quebec voters.
And because Conservative MPs have been gagged and muzzled under threat of eternal backbench banishment, they dutifully followed Mr. Harper's orders to the silent vowel.
But it doesn't matter how often you say it, there's always someone who doesn't clue in; always someone who's too thick to recognize good advice when he gets it; always someone who is just too much of a lame-brained, loudmouth, dumbass motherfucker to keep his yap shut:
So when the Prime Minister personally injected himself into the three-way election last week by declaring it would take a federalist party in Quebec City to negotiate a lasting Canadian fix for the federation, well, even Conservative MPs rolled their eyes.
You saw that coming a mile away, didn't you?