Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Helena Guergis tells her side of the story

Don Martin: Helena Guergis tells her side of the story

I get it... I understand... there comes a point where the "downtrodden" is allowed to give their side of the story...

Except that it's pretty suspect when the same reporters who have been beating her and her husband up for the last 6 to 8 weeks are all of a sudden concerned for her feelings and her side of the story.

The sad truth of the matter is that although Mr. Harper was prepared to weather the little storms - the "tantrum" in PEI that Mansbridge now says wasn't a tantrum (do we want to revisit all those islanders that called it such back then to see if they agree?), the staffer writing letters under an assumed name.

But there is one thing that Mr. Harper wouldn't stand idly by and not react to, and quite frankly, that's ANY hint of influence peddling or wrong doing. Unfortunately, Ms. Guergis didn't do anything necessarily wrong except marry a dumbass who doesn't understand the difference between "lobbying" and "influence peddling", nor could be bothered to fill out the appropriate paperwork necessary to REGISTER as a lobbyist.

THAT is the real reason why you were fired from Cabinet and caucus, Ms. Guergis. I know that it MUST absolutely baffle the three opposition parties, not to mention the "journalists" who have been chasing you these past 8 weeks. The simple fact of the matter is that the LAST thing Mr. Harper wants within a 50 foot pole of his party is a real scandal, and that would have been provided had Guergis/Jaffer been allowed to continue as before with any perceived access to the cabinet offices.

Some might paint Mr. Harper as mean spirited. They've been trying to do that since 2006. The fact is that he knows the difference between a real scandal and a fake one, and he has acted decisively at the first suggestion of a real one.

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