Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kelly McParland on the latest pseudo scandal

A good piece on the latest grit pseudo scandal. Given the lack of people at the weekend rallies, robocalls isn't really believed by most people out of Ottawa. Kelly McParland: A scandalous absence of scandal in robocalls scandal Kelly McParland  Mar 13, 2012 – 10:10 I have a confession to make. I have not been following the robocalls “scandal” with all the fervency it calls for. It’s possible my inability to get excited results from six years … oops, make it seven .. of the Liberals leaping to their feet every 18 seconds to accuse the Conservatives of plotting to pervert Canadian values, undermine democracy and display their contempt for the laws of the country. There’s this old morality tale about a kid who cried “wolf” too many times, so when a real wolf showed up, no one believed it any more. Maybe that’s why I have a hard time believing this is the real wolf. It could also be that I find the premise hard to accept. To wit: a top-level conspiracy of Conservative grandees to steal the election by disrupting the vote, sending voters to incorrect polls or discouraging them from turning up at all. This would indeed be a major scandal if it was true, but think about it: Would a nation-wide exercise in disruptive phone calls have any chance of going undetected?   Does anyone really believe (outside the fetid confines of the Toronto Star) that the senior ranks of any sane government would take such an extreme risk going into an election it expected to win anyway? I could see some local bozos getting it into their heads that robocalling the opposing candidate’s supporters might be a great idea, but your cynicism has to be a lot deeper than mine (which would take some doing) to believe anyone could get to be Prime Minister, or his national campaign chairman, and still be either dumb enough, irresponsible enough or reckless enough to sign on to such a plan. And since both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his top campaign official, Guy Giorno, have categorically denied any knowledge or involvement, neither would appear to fit any of those three categories. The determination of some camps to keep pretending the whole thing was a plot anyway rests on the argument that, yeah, well, they’re probably lying… and besides, the Tories have so many other tricks that robocalls fits their modus operandi....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like it's time for the corrupt lefty media to rev up some new scandal du jour. Too bad they don't care about what this smear campagin could be doing to Canada's reputation abroad.Time to do something about the money paid to the coalition MP's paid big bucks for disrupting the work of the Govt. for Canadians.

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