Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Things that aren't surprising

What to make of this report that Governor General Michaelle Jean's husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond didn't want the Queen to stay at Rideau Hall during her visit, when the GG & he were in China.
“That’s why they were sent off to China, to keep the peace as it were,” said a source close to the government.
Since the Queen did in fact stay at Rideau Hall despite this supposed request by Lafond, what is the relevance of this source's statement at this point if it had no bearing on what actually occurred?

One interpretation is that this government has never liked Michaelle Jean and they're proving it to the end. Putting this word out there after a successful royal visit, trying to suggest some kind of conflict and dislike for the Queen from Jean's spouse seems pointless and classless.