Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Current political panel yesterday

If you're interested, here is the link to the Current's political panel yesterday with Warren Kinsella, Peggy Nash and former Mulroney cabinet minister Harvie Andre.

Harvie Andre almost made listening to it unbearable. Referring to an "opposition coup" last year, referring to allegations of "so called torture." Apparently this stuff has become mainstream Conservative talking point material now to the point that former Mulroneyites are getting in on it.

Andre also seemed to be laughing for a good part of the way through the interview. It's nice to have pleasant banter running through those things to lighten it up but come on.

Notably, at one point, Andre spoke glowingly about climategate as having thrown doubt upon the fact of global warming, as the underreported story of the year. I take it he was speaking with full approval of the Harper government, no one speaks as a representative of any party in these venues without approval. So that was interesting.