Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Is it irresponsible to speculate?

It would be irresponsible not to.

As in, while the majority of Canada's Dumbass-o-sphere is currently whining about how mean everyone is being to the thoroughly disgraced Helena Guergis, it behooves us to remember that it was Stephen Harper that stripped her of her Cabinet position, banished her from the Conservative Caucus and, in a thoroughly puzzling and as-yet-unexplained move, publicly announced that he'd handed her over to the ethics commissioner and the RCMP for further investigation.

There was no immediately compelling reason for him to have gone public with that, especially in light of the new revelations that all of this was based on third-party information:

Guergis allegations came from '3rd party'

The Conservative government is defending its handling of allegations against MP Helena Guergis but is still giving few details of why the former cabinet minister is under investigation...

Speaking for the government during Monday's question period in the House of Commons, Transport Minister John Baird would only say the allegations against Guergis came from a "third party." He would not disclose who the third party was.

Under the circumstances, then, it is entirely reasonable for everyone to be asking, "What the hell is going on here??" Which is just my way of saying that Canada's Blogging Tories are more than welcome to put a fucking sock in it. Seriously.

1 comment:

mikmik said...

Third party? Maybe PMS reads Canadiancynic?