Monday, April 21, 2008

Don't you love it when the political narrative changes?

This is why we political junkies and Liberal partisans hang in there when the going gets rough: So we can see this kind of scandal explode in our opponents' faces. Gotta love the topsy-turvy world of politics!

One month ago, we had an invincible Tory government with Prime Minister Stephen Harper pummelling Stéphane Dion daily in the leadership stakes, looking poised to form a majority government in a possible election. Today, we've got a morally challenged Conservative government exposed as hypocrites who flout our country's election laws, poor managers of spin and just darn incompetent on foreign affairs.

Suddenly Stéphane Dion's incredible ability to weather a storm, not to mention his well-documented aversion to the sleazy side of politics, is looking better by the day. One month ago, he was dead man walking. Strategic patience is, indeed, a virtue again. We'll see how long this change of narrative lasts. But I do predict the Tories won't be making every House of Commons vote a matter of confidence for the next little while...

1 comment:

Kai_Wolf said...

But I do predict the Tories won't be making every House of Commons vote a matter of confidence for the next little while...

But I do predict that when the Tories do next make a vote in the HOC a matter of confidence, the Liberals will cave......again.