Pay attention. Read carefully. There will be a test:
The Bloc was asking why Mr. Harper's deputy press secretary, Dimitri Soudas, got involved in the government's long-standing battle with the Rosdev Group two years ago. Mr. Soudas's move in the summer of 2006 came a few months after an intervention on the same matter by his friend and party fundraiser, Leo Housakos, who was named by the Harper government to the board of Via Rail last month.
“The Prime Minister cannot plead ignorance concerning what Mr. Housakos did,” Mr. Guimond said. “It was his own government that appointed him to Via Rail. In that context, can the Prime Minister tell us whether he himself has met Mr. Housakos at 24 Sussex, his official residence?”
Now, what did you pick up as the relevant points from those passages? Harper's press secretary? The Rosdev Group? A friend and party fundraiser? The board of Via Rail? Visits to the official residence? Silly bunt. Here's what Stephen Harper picked up:
A Liberal MP says Prime Minister Stephen Harper should apologize to Greek Canadians for suggesting in the Commons Wednesday that opposition MPs are convinced of a government scandal because those involved are Greek...
Mr. Harper replied in French, “The Bloc member mentioned two people who are of Greek origin – one who was an employee here in Ottawa, another one who is a supporter of the Conservative party in Montreal. The fact that [there's] two Montreal gentlemen of Greek origin doesn't mean there's a conspiracy here.”
Um ... how retarded do you have to be to have listened to those initial accusations and concluded, "Holy crap! They're insulting Greeks!" Really, how retarded?
That's it. If I give you any more dumbassitude tonight, you'll have trouble falling asleep.