Friday, February 23, 2007
You'll Be Sorry For Reading This
I don't get it. Maybe I'm a little slow because it's Friday. It seems like the planet has lost track of the issues facing the House of Commons these days. In all the uproar, why hasn't one opposition member pointed out the obvious, which is that the Prime Minister hadn't actually accused Navdeep Bains of being guilty of anything? According to a story in the National Post, Mr. Bains is reported as asking "Yesterday the prime minister in the House of Commons attacked my integrity and the integrity of my family. Now that he's had time to think, would the prime minister simply retract his remarks?" asked Navdeep Bains, the Liberal MP at the centre of the controversy that erupted Wednesday. He's no more guilty of attacking you or your family's character because he read a newspaper article than I am of sinking the Titanic because I watched the movie and then told someone how the story went. Only a mental midget would suggest that Mr. Bains, nine years old at the time of the Air India tragedy, would have anything to do with terrorism. The sad irony here is that if we lived in a dictatorship, that article would never have been published, and yet there are those on the opposition benches that are claiming that that is exactly what this Conservative Government has created. I guess it's only freedom of speech when it's a Liberal doing the speaking, otherwise it's character assassination.