The Inevitability of Hockey
I deleted a tweet yesterday: #cdnpoli Patrick Brazeau has been arrested &.. wait.. this just in.. Harper hockey book to be in stores in time for Christmas!
I didn’t realize there was police tape around the house (in Gatineau, so I guess we know where he lives, was a quip by a Facebook friend and Sooey’s commenter extraordinaire).
Every once in a while I remember that the gratifying rush of instant publication is my heroin.
And really, I’m just jealous. After all, Stephen Harper, who seems to have the personality of a brick, gets to be Prime Minister, an actor on the small screen, a rock star on stage, and now a published author.
Oh, and he’s on Twitter now, too.
Meanwhile, as another one of my Facebook friends pointed out, Patrick Brazeau has a job for life and now – no boss!
She went on to wonder who she could punch to get in on that gig.
I know, I know, “Sooey Says, why do you delete tweets out of a sense of decorum, and then go on to blog much worse utterances by others?”
It’s my blessing, it’s my curse. I’m just too fucking demure by half.
But it also struck me yesterday that there was an inevitability to this, (Patrick Brazeau having police tape around his house), and while we’re all responsible for our own behaviour, I think Stephen Harper deserves some of the blame for Patrick Brazeau’s.
He supplied the rope, after all.
And yet, boy that knife severing any connection between success and failure came down quickly, eh?
Without saying dislike/like, it seems to me that one key to Stephen Harper’s political endurance looks to me to be no loyalty to a liability.
Fair enough, I guess, but not exactly behaviour one associates with leadership and the taking of responsibility. After all, it was a pretty bad judgement call to appoint Patrick Brazeau to the Senate, the house of sober second thought, in the first place.
On the other hand, it all plays nicely into the anti-Canadian-government narrative that is ostensibly Stephen Harper’s sole reason for entering politics.