Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Read of the day

That would be Lawrence Martin's column, "Majority! Who cares?" Itemizing the many ways in which Stephen Harper has exploited the weak areas of our parliamentary democracy to his advantage. A lot of it isn't necessarily new but one sentence in particular stood out:
He has the media, which he looked on with disdain on taking office, now licking from his soup bowl – so much so that he’s actually beginning to like the media.
Said by a veteran of Canadian political media who has written critical books of both Chretien and Harper.

Brave for him to do so and something that needed to be said.