Thursday, September 07, 2006

Get Ready for the Spin Cycle

This just in - The Bloc will support the softwood lumber deal, which means that the government won't fall on this issue.

Great. That means that the Grits and Dippers can start rehearsing their sanctamonious, self-righteous rhetoric for Question Period now.

Spare me.


570 is always on top of things. Just while writing this they reported that Tony Blair has announced that he will step down within one year. More at CTV.

8 comments:

Ontario Lad said...

Despite all the Liberal bleating and blathering about this being a bad deal, there is no way that they would have brought this Government down over softwood if the other Party's opposed it as a matter of confidence. Now the Liberals can afford to trot out their fake little outrage because they know they don't have to "put their money where their mouth is."

Once again, the Liberals lick their finger and put it in the air to test the wind and will act accordingly. They haven't got the courage to act within their so-called "principles" when it might be inconvenient for them, so they will wait and see what other Parties are going to do.

Typical. And pathetic.

RGM said...

I have to disagree with you, OL, they flat-out have said they were prepared to bring down this government over the softwood deal. Scratch that, not that they were prepared to, but they would. Now, of course, they do indeed get to trot out the outrage. The spectacle will be a lowlight after Parliament's return.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

They may have said they would be prepared to bring down the government over it, but if the polls weren't looking too favourable at the time, I'm sure a few Liberals and Dippers would have developed a sudden case of Parliamentary Absentitis.

liberal supporter said...

Hopefully there will be some discussion of the actual deal on this thread, not just quoting "the party line".

liberal supporter said...

Speaking of spin, I got a chain email today, complete with pictures of 9-11, urging us to remember the fallen, and of course send the email to 10 other people.

The email reminds us that Al Gore, when questioning Oliver North, couldn't pronounce "Osama bin Laden" and didn't think we should go after him.

Then it reminds us how Mohammed Atta was jailed for blowing up a bus, and then released by Bill Clinton.

Of course, snopes.com will tell you both stories are bogus. Gore was not involved in the Iran Contra hearings (where Ollie did in fact sell arms to Iran), and Osama at the time was a freedom figher, fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan.

But of course the sender of that email is in no way affiliated with any political party.

Calgary Junkie said...

Libs and Dippers may feel good about their "strategy" of voting against the deal. But they should keep in mind Harper's tactic of springing surprises on them at the most awkward of times. Think back to the vote on extending the Afghan mission, when all the MPs were ready to vote, and Harper dropped the bombshell that even if he lost the vote, he would go to the people for a mandate in early 2007. What a shocker if Harper has something similar prepared just before they all vote on Softwood.

Cherniak_WTF said...

When the Libs said that they would not support the deal, they did not know how the Bloc would vote.

As rgm said, yes now we get the hyped outrage.

The deal is not popular in Quebec (industry mostly more against, provincial government for) - Bloc is not ready for an election yet...
Again politics over what right for Canada...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

CJ - What a shocker if Harper has something similar prepared just before they all vote on Softwood.

I thought he had already said that up front.