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Monday, November 07, 2005

So What?

I have no real inclination to defend Paul Martin, but I am somewhat puzzled by all the people who seem to be upset with him because he 'must have known what was going on' with the sponsorship scandal. I mean, I'm certain he must have had at lesat some idea what was going on, but even if he knew every last detail, my only reaction is, 'so what?'. I mean, what would you have him do? What would you do in that situation?

Any suggested courses of action which don't end with Chretien as the current Prime Minister?


  • well, its just a bit hokey, come on.... like his little drive to demonize chretien and the 'liberals of then' when he was one of them. its just stupid.

    if i was martin, i wouldnt have had a gomery inquiry. i wouldnt have tarred and feathered pelletier and gagliano. i just would have told quebec what happened myself. id say, look guys, i was too busy trying to become prime minister to notice any of this crap. and then id look in the mirror, and see an old man with no ideas or balls, and id quit.

    heh. seriously, though. an inquiry would have been fine and good, but gomery was a shit choice as ringmaster. i would have been ramming the bottom line home - this isnt a lot of fucking money, so lets get on with it.

    id make sure there were plenty of other things going on in the public sphere so that the media and the public would have more to talk about. (and id grow some balls and start having some ideas.)

    By Blogger ainge lotusland, at 12:53 PM  

  • No doubt Martin's animosity toward Chretien and his gang is pointless and stupid. I'd say he has no shortage of ideas, but the balls may be lacking and the ideas tend to be maddeningly vague and irrelevant for the most part (L-20?).

    I guess what I was really getting at was what Martin could have done differently back when the sponsorship scandal was actually happening. People seem to think he should have resigned in protest, or forced the program to come to a halt or brought down th egovernment or something.

    By Blogger Declan, at 1:50 PM  

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