"Mr. Speaker, I can't fire the leader of the opposition. With all of the tapes i've got on him, I don't want to."
What a juvenile response first of all, even worse Harper seemed proud of his "witty" retort.
I though Ignatieff had the perfect response after QP:
Question: Mr. Harper said he has tapes on you.
Ignatieff: That's the other thing. He said in the house that he had tapes on me. That is the most Nixonian of Mr. Harper's many remarks. Every day that goes by he's more like Richard Nixon. We're in the middle of the most serious economic crisis since the second world war, and the prime minister of canada is wasting his time listening to tapes of me? And then, not content with that, he says it in the House of Commons so he'll intimidate me. I will not be intimidated by the prime minister. I've got a job to do which is to hold him to account. The public finances of our country are in freefall, and he's wasting time with tapes of me? It's a joke.
A joke of the highest order. We've just learned Canada is adding an extra 5 billion a month to our deficit, unemployment claims are skyrocketing, and Harper finds it necessary to give Canadians the visual of him sitting in the basement with headphones on, listening to old musings of a political opponent. That Harper VOLUNTARILY tied himself directly to this smear campaign, and essentially promised more, is a real indictment of his priorities.
Hey Kory, you better get a leash on your guy, because he's had a BAD couple of days in Parliament.
Jeff does the heavy lifting with the visual presentation: