Friday, December 12, 2008

Supersized gall

More on the Harper Senate appointments today, including this:
Rumoured to be in the running for one of two open Ontario seats is Irving Gerstein, a Toronto businessman and head of the Conservative Fund of Canada, who has kept the party's war chest in the black.
Awesome idea.

And a notable quote from an expert on the appointments:
"He has the power to do it, but he shouldn't have the gall," said Morton, a professor emeritus at McGill University.
Yes, we civilized sort count on those in power to respect traditions and restraints on authority, to do the right thing given the circumstances in which one finds oneself. As the prorogation request itself demonstrated, it's pretty fair to say we count wrong in this government's case.