Thursday, June 24, 2010

Even a Stopped Clock... right twice a day. Last week Kelly McParland had one of his twice per decade displays of sanity, perception and willingness to see the truth when its right in front of his face.

I’m going to be kicked out of the Unquestioning Tory Lapdog Club for pointing this out, but has anyone else noticed that the famous Paul Martin campaign ad, the one he was so heavily ridiculed over, is looking a lot less ridiculous?

The ad warned that, if elected, Stephen Harper could seek to impose his will on Canadian urbanites through force of arms:

Stephen Harper actually announced he wants to increase military presence in our cities. Canadian cities. Soldiers with guns. In our cities. In Canada.

The ad never ran, victim, of the mockery that overwhelmed the Liberal campaign, and Mr. Martin had to do the media rounds apologizing, defending and trying to duck responsibility.

So dial in June, 2010...

He proceeds to rattle off some of the long list of military, paramilitary and special forces wielding multi-million dollar arsenals of military and tactical gear and weapons all massing in downtown Toronto. He almost seems to show some discomfort at the massive security state apparatus Harper brought to the city's streets.

But I think his membership in that club he mentioned is probably safe. Mark the day on your calendars, June 18th, the day Kelly McParland wrote a column that wasn't crude attack, moronic simplification or sycophantic neoconservative babble.

Don't expect it to happen again for a while.

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