Before I read the sprawling profile of Stephen Harper in Saturday's paper, I was an undecided voter. One of the dozens of Mr. Harper's character traits tipped the balance for me: In high school, Mr. Harper was "so straitlaced" he wouldn't let his classmates copy his homework.As a reader points out, the irony is dripping here...with Mr. Harper now having been exposed as delivering speeches with copied components from Mr. Howard, Mr. Harris, and today's development, from a right wing think tank on the monopoly of the Wheat Board, Mr. Harper has certainly come a long way since high school, hasn't he? The straitlaced nerdy guy who believed other people can stand on their own two feet. Him? Not so much.
I think I'll be voting for the nerdy guy who believes people can stand on their own two feet. (emphasis added)
Monday, October 06, 2008
Ironic and timely letter to the editor on Mr. Harper's character
A Globe letter to the editor that deserves a little attention in light of today's new plagiarism charge levelled against Mr. Harper: