Thursday, April 07, 2005


When I haven't posted in a long time (more on that soon) I often find it difficult to decide what to lead off with. This time I have no such difficulty.

I can only express my sincerest thanks to Captain's Quarters and the Blogging Tories at large for (again?) saving Canadian democracy. Whew. We were on the ropes there for a few days, what with an independent justice running an inquiry that has been damaging to the Governing Party imposing a temporary publication ban under the principle of protecting the right of individuals to a fair trial.

Thank-goodness that the default positions of the (un-)Official Bloggers of the Official Opposition Party is to assume that Canada is constantly teetering on the edge the abyss of dictatorship (if we aren't there already).

Anyway, the testimony is released, the nation is saved.

Posted by Matthew @ 9:49 p.m.

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It's not easy to tell if you're being sarcastic here, but I don't think you are. Canada is better off knowing, right?

Posted by Anonymous Canadian Politics @ April 10, 2005 9:16 p.m. #

Yeah, my ability to write good sarcasm is off, given my lack of posting of late, but I would have thought the second paragraph would have given away my attitude.

Of course the nation is better off knowing. But did we need to know RIGHT NOW? Did we need to know BEFORE implicated individuals faced a criminal trial?

And most of all, was all the gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair necessary over the publication ban?

All the wailing at the death of democracy just seemed like so much hyperbolic, hypocritical, partisan hackery on the part of so many. There's nothing particularly wrong with that, it's pretty much just another day in the blogosphere, but hence by sarcastic response, which was apparently lost on at least one of my few readers.

Posted by Blogger Matthew @ April 10, 2005 10:44 p.m. #
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