Friday, April 29, 2005
Sometimes who started it does matter
Paul Wells chastises all three national party leaders for playing fast and loose with the separatist card.
To be fair, the Conservatives are playing defence here. Could they have taken this opportunity to stay above the fray? Sure. Could they have chastised the other parties just as Paul Wells himself did? Absolutely. Problem: that doesn't always work. Turning the tables is a much surer way of neutralizing an argument. It may not be pretty. But I think they can claim self defence on this one.
Indeed, the Chantal Hebert article Wells cites for support lays the blame squarely on the shoulders of Paul Martin. No one else.