Sunday, March 02, 2008

Harperites' Story Changes Again

For those following along, the line is now: "Yes it happened. So what? It was all legal anyway" (which is much closer to my original question of "Is it a crime?"). From the always reliable Jonathan Kay:
The Cadman affair will prove to be the scandal that never was: All it will come down to is that the Harper Tories, in a sensible and humane gesture, offered Chuck Cadman a legally valid arrangement to ensure his financial affairs wouldn't be compromised by Parliament's tumult. It is the Liberals who will look stupid for being sucked in by a journalist doing his best impersonation of Dr. Evil ("One MEEEEELLL-yun dollars.") That $1-million figure must have looked so good to Stephane Dion and the Grits -- such a nice round number to hang a would-be scandal around.
All of those denials last week, that no offer was ever made? Forget about those. They are no longer operative.
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1 comment:

  1. According to Cadman's family, the Conservatives "humane gesture" seems to have left him upset and angry. I guess they would say having bad people skills is not a crime. ;-)

    Anyway, Jonathan Kay seems to be trying out a few different line of defenses, and the one about having a stellar resume should win some kind of award. Strikes me as a bit desperate.