It's almost comical to compare the tough guy routine, we heard last March when Harper decided to go to court, with the "emergency motions" to delay we hear now. I thought Dion would have egg on his face, the Liberal Party shamed, why wouldn't Harper want to see this all play out before the Canadian people, isn't this just what he needs to get a majority?
A reminder of the rhetoric:
Stephen Harper QP:
"The truth is that this will prove to be in court the biggest mistake the leader of the Liberal Party has ever made."
"This whole thing will play out before the courts. The Leader of the Opposition and his party will want to retract their remarks."
"They are going to eventually want to retract these other allegations as well, but it is going to be too late."
"Today my representatives have filed a statement of claim in a court of law. I look forward to seeing the Leader of the Opposition actually let this go to trial so he can hear the whole truth and admit his own role in it."
"The Liberal Party will, as I said, come to regret engaging in this illegal and untruthful behaviour."
"They are all, in fact, contained in the documents filed in court today. We have yet to hear the view of the leader of the Liberal Party on all of this."
"We are all going to be very curious to find out how it was that the leader of the Liberal Party and his party came up with an incomplete and edited version of a conversation three years after an event. We are all looking forward to that explanation."
As the Prime Minister has said, when this issue goes to court all the facts will be on the table and the Liberal Party will be sorry for it.
When this comes to the light of day in law, the Liberals will be sorry for their false accusations.
Strange then, that the Liberals seem quite prepared to carry on with the court case, the Conservatives running scared. I mean, if this the biggest mistake EVER, why is our side eager to see this play out now?
Funny, like all bullies, when you hit back, they TURTLE.