My grandfather used to say "politics is no place for an honest man". For many years I naively assumed this meant simply that some politicians of nefarious character would bury the truth in lies and an honest man, not willing to claim he can provide the cake and let the voters eat it, would lose for not promising more golden boughs. I see now that, in a world of political correctness, deviating from the official party line or saying anything which challenges popular assumptions does not open up dialogue - whereas in a real democracy it should encourage dialogue - but receives demands of resignation.
Excerpts from Dave Burghardt's blog:And to make matters worse we have this outright denial - not of what he said (which he can't) but that he still feels this way:
Pearson said . . . Burghardt "in no way feels that way (as expressed on his blog) anymore. He felt he made a terrible mistake and that's why he took it down (several months ago).So what's up? Was he born again? Electroshock is working? What made him change his mind? Threats of damnation from Megan Walker? It's bad enough this guy is called to task for expressing his opinion in a democratic society, but now Pearson is claiming Burghardt has figured out 2+2=5 in the last couple of months - and he fired him anyway.
Yep, I guess Glen Pearson better fill those volunteer positions with some more party drones. You know, the kind of people who don't ask questions, do just what they're told - don't think for themselves. Just the kind of people you want surrounding government representatives.
Meanwhile, Dianne Haskett can sit back in her ivory tower and wait for the polls to close while Walker ensures the Liberals will lose for her.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Posted by basil on Tuesday, November 14, 2006