Thursday, October 7, 2010

Harpoon Stuck in a Rut

Harpoon Siddiqui is still fuming because Canada's opposition parties didn't get to stage their palace coup:
On Michaëlle Jean’s legacy as governor general, we are being spun, mostly by her.
She will be remembered not for her telegenic talents but for the one defining moment of her tenure — her Dec. 4, 2008, decision to grant Stephen Harper’s wish to prorogue Parliament. His sole purpose was to dodge Stéphane Dion’s agreement with the NDP, supported by the Bloc Québécois, to replace the Conservative government.

While public reaction to her decision ran mostly along partisan lines, constitutional scholars have been divided over her ruling...
"Scholars" may (or may not) be "divided," but anyone who thinks that pulling a fast one on Canadians and putting the soporific Dion--who was clearly out of his depth, and who couldn't even speak English--in power would have been a good thing for Canada is simply out to lunch.

Your guys lost, Harpoon. Move on.


PaladinPhil said...

I will admit that when Michaelle Jean became the Governor General I thought that the government had made a poor choice. After seeing her in action, and the way she supported the troops in her role, I believe she was the right choice.

Harpoon is just disgusted that the Queens Representative didn't follow his wishes and desires over the ruling government.

scaramouche said...

Exactly. It's called sour grapes.