What a weaselly, lying piece of shit.
SO MUCH PURE DUMBASSITUDE: There is so much to mock in that CBC piece but here's my favourite bit:
Speaking to reporters Tuesday morning, Harper said the goal of the fixed election date — the next one being Oct. 19, 2009 — is to provide Canadians with some sense of certainty.
But he argued that in the context of a minority government like the current one, certainty is never possible because opposition parties are always threatening to vote against the ruling party on confidence motions and topple the government.
Quite right. Because having (and justifiably so, I might add) taunted and ridiculed the opposition mercilessly for months regarding their inability to vote against him even once, and even challenging them to do exactly that, Harper is now so terrified of the prospect that he must bring his own government crashing down to prevent the mere possibility of it.
And the media will nod indifferently, ignore the howling inconsistencies, file their stories, and move on to the next Ottawa dinner party. After all, those cocktail weenies aren't going to eat themselves, you know.