Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Conservative Response to Harper Plagiarism? Don't Look Behind the Curtain

Very Wizard of Ozish of them I'd say.

From the Globe:

"This is exactly why the Liberals are in the trouble they're in, as a party and as a campaign," Mr. Baran said Tuesday. "They want to focus on a speech from five years, two elections, three Parliaments ago, from a party that no longer exists.

Mr. Baran said the major issue on the minds of Canadians is the economy, and the Liberals should be focusing on that.

The fact the Liberals are making this accusation is evidence of their weak campaign and leadership, Mr. Baran said.

"We're not going to get drawn into which staffer wrote which speech five years ago," he said. "This is nothing but desperation from the Liberal campaign, and it's completely irrelevant to the real concerns of voters in this election."

Personally, I didn't know there was a statute of limitations on irresponsible and deceptive behaviour on the part of a Prime Minister. Isn't Mulroney still answering questions somewhere about envelopes in hotel rooms?


Bailey said...

I thought Harper wrote his own speeches.

Anonymous said...

Damn, that dirty rascal Howard! Stealing Harper's personal speech-writing notes just days before a parliamentary session and racing across the international date line so he could deliver it first.

Damn him straight to hell, I say.

; )

Demosthenes said...

Funny how they're so quick to dredge up the past when it comes to the Liberals, but say "that's ancient history" when it comes to their own shenanigans.

I'd say that plagiarism like this probably doesn't have a statutes of limitations...and wasn't Harper downplaying the economic problems in the first place?

(Keep this up and the Canadian election will be as entertaining as the American one!)