Friday, December 27, 2013

On deflection

Shorter Preston Manning:
Mike Duffy openly flouted the Parliamentary Press Gallery's rules for years by seeking to trade his celebrity for a patronage appointment. When Stephen Harper was the only Prime Minister willing to offer that deal for political gain, Duffy proceeded to flout every new set of rules which applied to him as a Senator while serving as the Conservatives' most prominent fund-raiser, setting up a scandal and cover-up reaching to the top levels of the Prime Minister's office.

Obviously, this story demonstrates there's a problem with the Parliamentary Press Gallery, and no other person or party involved. So leave my buddy Steve alone.
Needless to say, Susan Delacourt's response detailing the actual role of the Parliamentary Press Gallery is worth a read.


  1. Anonymous11:51 a.m.

    Preston's G&M article is hilarious. I never realised the man had a sense of humour. He should consider performing at the Calgary Comedy Club on amateur night. Maybe he can do his ventriloquist act with his wooden puppet.

    1. Anonymous12:05 p.m.

      It would be difficult for the audience to differentiate Preston from his wooden puppet, but that's what makes the act funny. The real ventriloquists are hidden behind the curtain!

  2. Anonymous1:51 p.m.

    If bullshit was gold, Preston Manning would be the richest man on earth.