Ottawa — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has upped the ante in his $2.5-million defamation suit against the Liberals, claiming an additional $1-million for “misappropriation of personality.”
Update: Ah yes, the old double-standard. Ain’t it the truth?
Update2: Zing! And Pow! (Jeff is really on fire today.)
Update 3: I’m sure it must have occurred to some bright sparks amongst “senior Liberals” that in “upping the ante” with this escalation of his ridiculous lawsuit, Harper may have inadvertently provided the Liberals’ with the best fundraising opportunity they’ve had in ages. You just know that if the shoe were on the other foot, the Conservatives would be running to their base, wringing their hands in agony, frantically bleating and whining about how the big, bad Liberals were attempting to drive the helpless widdle Conservatives into the poorhouse with their malicious, vindictive lawsuit. They’d be imploring supporters to urgently give $5, $10, $50 or more in order to help them defend democracy, motherhood, or whatever against the outrageous perfidy of Liberal meanies and their despicable attempt at subverting the justice system to serve their own nefarious purposes, &etc.
Update 4: Mark Francis at Section15 has a brilliant take on this lawsuit. “I would put little stock in the theory that Harper tried to bribe Chuck Cadman if it wasn’t for the mounting evidence that Harper plays so dirty.”