Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It’s not a RAID! (Updated)

Maybe semantics is the last refuge of a scoundrel (e.g., “It depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is.”).

It’s quite unbelievable that so many “Conservatives” have their shorts in a knot over initial reports in the media that the RCMP showing up at Conservative Party headquarters was a “raid” (they would have preferred it to have been called a “visit” or some such thing). Remember that the next time the Mounties unexpectedly turn up at your doorstep with a search warrant — they’re just paying you a friendly little visit, that’s all. Nothing at all to worry about.

Also pretty amusing are the desperate allegations that Elections Canada is “Liberal controlled” or somehow in the bag for the LPC. As noted by Liberal House Leader Ralph Goodale today, the two men in charge at Elections Canada – Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand and Elections Canada Commissioner William Corbett – were both appointed by the current Conservative government.

Curse those pesky FACTS and liberal-biased reality!

Update: Rather than accept the obvious, the Dear Leader’s Kool-Aid® swilling partisans seem eager to follow Pierre Poilievre’s crackpot conspiracy theories about the “friendly visit” being a staged photo-op by those nefarious Liberals. Apparently, they’re undaunted by the fact that the Libs learned about it from watching Newsworld and, like many others, then rushed to the scene. Man, these people are such delusional mooks.