"A few minutes before their distinguished Liberal guests( Dosanjh and Martin) arrived,Chuck and Dona wondered what they were going to be offered in an attempt to buy Chuck's vote. Both were pleasantly surprised"
He appealed to Chuck's sense ofreason, recognizing him to be a manof principle.
"In the conversation that I had with Chuck Cadman, and Dona was there-she heard rhe whole rhing as did Ujjal-he never asked for anything,"
"It never even occurred to us that he would want anything. It never even crossed our minds. The conversation totally took place on what was
the right thing for the country, and that is the only conversation that I believe that he would have tolerated or understood or accepted in any
The Cadman's perspective:
After the prime minister left and Chuck and Dona were once again alone in their little apartment, they looked at each other with eyebrows raised and smiled.
"Well, what do you think about that?" Chuck inquired. "The prime minister sitting in our living room, with our IKEA furniture!"
After a pause, he added, "Well, they didn't offer anything, did they?"
"No, they didn't," Dona agreed, with surprise in her voice.
"That's kind ofinteresting," Chuck mused.
He respected Paul Martin for not trying to buy him. Dona figured Vjjal Dosanjh had a hand in that. "I think Vjjal had a lot to do with that, knowing that he couldn't be bought. I think it showed
a lot of class."
I guess the Cadman's were surprised at the Liberals, given the Santa Claus routine from the other suitor party. I just find it interesting, that the Liberals acted with class, the Conservatives anything but. What a hard pill for Conservatives to swallow, their moral construct, which generates their false disdain is just an illusion, they were duped. No better, in the minds of the Cadman's, much worse in fact.