Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Reductio ad politicum

Notwithstanding my real indifference to the question of Michaelle Jean's murky allegiances in the position of Governor General — the indistinction and equivocation on the subject seem to be a fitting tribute to Liberal governance — I did note with interest Jean's appropriation of Paul Martin speech peccadilloes today in the National Post:

Let me be clear: we have never belonged to a political party or the separatist movement[,]
the iteration of "let me be clear" in Canadian political idiom suggesting a proportionately inverse qualification of the amount of useful information to be conveyed in the subsequent disclaimer. Thanks for answering the q. abbrev.