Thursday, May 29, 2008

Looks like someone had his ears pinned back

Peter Van Loan still answered the lion's share of questions in Question Period today. Yes, the one-man government show continues. But his performance was noticeably qualitatively different, at least what I saw of it. No fantastic and far-flung stretches from Van Loan of the "Liberals support communists" variety. Just robotic, one line or one word answers. Van Loan's verbosity seems to have been clipped: the Prime Minister acted Monday and accepted the Foreign Minister's resignation. Or some minor variation of that response was all we heard.

They may wish to leave it at that, but the opposition parties are coming together on a move to have Mr. Bernier and others appear before a parliamentary committee for further discussion. Unless the Conservatives try to take the committee down in procedural flames, that is...