Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Harper having a bad day, again


Isn't that the picture of a happy campaigner?

No wonder. Having to defend the outrageous tactics occurring on his campaign must be quite taxing. So he's doing his usual buck passing thing:
The staff runs our campaigns and I can’t comment on individual matters like that,” he said.
Doesn't know when to stand up and say something is wrong for the life of him. It's not a hard one.
The London Free Press has reported the story of Awish Aslam, a 19-year-old University of Western Ontario student who said she was reduced to tears after being expelled from Mr. Harper’s April 3 rally in London. She told the paper that a friend had registered online before the rally with the help of her father, a card-carrying Conservative.

About half an hour after she’d arrived at the event, she and her friend were asked to follow an official out of the rally. He then ripped off their name tags, tore them up and told them to leave.

“He said, ‘We know you guys have ties to the Liberal Party through Facebook’,” Ms. Aslam told the London Free Press. “He said … ‘You are no longer welcome here’.”

The photo on her Facebook page was taken when she attended a Liberal rally in London the week before.
Frog marching students out of election rallies. And it's sounding like a pattern, occurring with other individuals, if you read the reports.

On the other hand...
“I think we are in a very bad place when you’ve got a Prime Minister who does a background check on his audience at a democratic crowd and doesn’t seem to do a background check on the people he hires in the Prime Minister’s Office, like [former PMO aide Bruce] Carson,” Mr. Ignatieff said.
Much better. Tone at the top says everything.

It's a great democratic contrast we've got going on here.