Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Rick Mercer: Harper-Cadman

I haven’t been following the domestic news all that closely of late, but was the “Cadman Affair” ever resolved to anyone’s satisfaction? Like so many of the mini-scandals surrounding this government it seems, there was an initial flurry of hysterical coverage in the media, then a furious barrage of denunciations/accusations by the opposition, followed by denial, stonewalling and several different versions of events, the obligatory threatened lawsuit and then… nothing. Like other stories (dubious campaign financing, for example), it just drops off the radar, fades from view, and presumably, memory too. In any case, looking back, it sounds even more patently ridiculous when viewed through the prism of one of Mercer’s rants.