Yabbut, Who’s “our party”, Mr. Prime Minister?
I just read a recap of what we know so far about the electoral fraud perpetrated on the Canadian public either by somebody or somebodies within Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party or by somebody or somebodies with seemingly wanton access to its CIMS database (which would be quite the security breach, don’t you think?) in an o.canada.com story.
The byline, of course, is that of Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor, once of Frank magazine, but I digress.
Omigawd, can you imagine the fun a satirical press would have with this government, but I digress again.
Hey, just realized we haven’t had a satirical press since Stephen Harper became Prime Minister. Coincidence? Or just more 2008 fallout, the gift that seems to keep giving to Conservatives.
Ouch, tinfoil’s tightening with all these digressions.
Part of the story has to do with Sun Media’s Brian Lilley claiming his Ottawa sources (“the party”?) pointed to Michael Sona, some twerp from Guelph whose career with Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party has been up and down ever since, although definitely down now.
That’s because he’s obviously obtained legal counsel that isn’t Arthur Hamilton, so he’s pointing the finger back at, well, looks to me like the same Ottawa sources Brian Lilley once cited for his absolution of “the party”.
Except Michael Sona seems to be alluding to certain individuals within “the party”, not just “the party”.
So what then caught my eye is this old quote:
“Our party has no knowledge of these calls,” Harper told reporters a year ago.
I mean, who is “our party”? It’s all so deliberately imprecise, isn’t it. “Our party” isn’t specific to actual individuals. A party is like a corporation, and a corporation isn’t a person either, so a corporation can’t have knowledge.
Although increasingly “the party” sounds more like “the family”, doesn’t it…
So forget “the party” – somebody or somebodies perpetrated the electoral fraud that sought to disenfranchise non-supporters of Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party – an actual person or persons.
Meanwhile, it’s not enough for justice to be done, it must be seen to be done, too. And this government just looks more illegitimate by the day, doesn’t it. Particularly when you start paying attention to what the public face of “the party”, Stephen Harper, doesn’t say.