BT Chucker Canuck finally decides that appearing sane and logical is just too much effort:
Best Moment of 2008
In both leaders debates this year, Stephen Harper made the only conciliatory gesture between Conservatives what we would now call the coalition-in-waiting. He gestured to all four leaders of the coalition and said, "I believe you are all sincere in what you want to do." (or something like that)
Distrust is the default position in Canadian politics. Firewalling hidden agendas and cash stuffed envelopes are easy grist for the rhetorical mill. Stephen Harper - virtually alone in politics - has made the basic gesture to recognize the sincerity of their opponent's intentions. One small step for a politician, one giant step for politics.
Where to begin, oh Lord, where to begin? First, Chucker, my retarded little chew toy, there aren't "four" leaders of the coalition, there are only two: the Bloc is not (and never has been) a member of the Coalition, and the Green Party has no seats to offer so they can't possibly count.
Second, Chucker, my revisionist friend, Stephen Harper never gestured to "all four leaders of the coalition" since the coalition did not even exist at the time, but I'll understand if you enjoy rewriting history for your benefit.
And finally, Chucker, using the word "conciliatory" for someone whose first budget gesture was to slash funding to the opposition, prorogue Parliament so he couldn't be held accountable, then pack the Senate with Conservative suckups, cronies, bagmen and failed politicians doesn't strike me as particularly conciliatory.
But let's face it, Chucker's a Blogging Tory -- ergo, bullshit is what he does. It kind of goes with the territory.