Good boy, Bruce:
The Conservative's claim that a coalition government would have no legitimacy does not accord with Harper's own position on the matter just four years ago.
In September 2004, Harper wrote to then-governor general Adrienne Clarkson to argue that she should "consider all your options" if the Liberal minority of Paul Martin was to fall on a confidence vote.
"We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation," Harper wrote.
Harper co-signed the letter with NDP Leader Jack Layton and Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe.
When asked to explain this apparent complete reversal of principle, Blogging Tory co-founder Stephen Taylor replied, "Shut up, OK? Just shut up!"