Friday, April 09, 2010
"Even If You're Not On The List"
A trivial point on one level, given all the other issues swirling, but the above line from Harper was quite telling. The Conservatives still cling to this nonsensical narrative that they are accountable and transparent, even though every fact at hand suggests the exact opposite. The Conservatives are a complete FRAUD on this score, and Harper's quote speaks to the broader reality.
What a splendid day for accountability, the Prime Minister actually took a question from a reporter that wasn't sanctioned by the PMO. In the Harper world, the media doesn't do scrums or pressers, they're part of some carefully orchestrated presentation. There is an underlying threat with the "list" requirement, be particularly harsh on the government, don't expect to get a coveted question. Not that Harper ever answers questions, but you get the gist.
I suppose we should all be happy that Harper takes reporters questions at all. Don't forget, this champion of accountability actually refused to appear on CBC during the last election, if he had to answer ONE question from an actual voter.
A wildly spontaneous moment, Stephen Harper deviated from the list.
Posted by Steve V at 2:58 PM