Monday, 5 March 2012
High noon at the Robocrap Corral
This whole Robocall mess has got to be giving Little Stevie Harper the runs, as in "run for your life".
It's hard to believe that Harper would know anything about this. I mean, he's not exactly Mr. Warm Fuzzball, but I don't think he's in any way dishonest, per se.
But the unstated mantra "win at any cost" is his to own. He's made it abundantly clear over the years that he would take no prisoners on his quest for the Holy Canadian grail. So his minions took that to mean that they could lie, cheat, steal and fornicate on the backs of the Canadian electorate.
I liked Guy Giorno's claim that he "would know" if there were any dirty tricks. If it turns out that the Tory undies are indeed soiled, he's going to have to take them to the drycleaners. Ditto for Little Stevie.
Both will go down with the Good Ship Robocrap if Elections Canada and the RCMP find widespread evidence of wrongdoing.
It must be remembered that Paul Martin wore the Sponsorship Scandal like a scarlet cape even though he had absolutely nothing to do with it.
Whoever is responsibile for Robocrap, it doesn't matter. They'll pay a fine, maybe do a tiny bit of jail time.
Problem for the Tories is that those responsible soiled the Conservative brand.
Ultimately it comes down to this.
Canadians can accept a little larceny in their politics. It keeps things spicy.
Young Canadians are willing to be complacent when it comes to voting. Why vote, they say. They're all the same.
This time there's a difference.
Canadians will care about this one.
As sure as I live and die in this country. I know one thing about our people. You don't fuck with our RIGHT and ABILITY to vote.
That, like universal health care and baby bonuses is sacrosanct.
Fuck with our vote, and we will take you out.
So it may well be High Noon at the Robocrap Corral.