Oh, nothing illegal. Maybe even nothing that could count as “conduct unbecoming”. But what if the respondent in that Alberta show trial decided to put on a bit of a show himself? No-one from Maclean’s testified. Reader, do you really think I would decline to speak on my own behalf?
Do you really think that I would go quietly? Do you really think I would bite my tongue? Do you really think that I would be modest, and moderate, and cooperative? Do you really think that I would allow, without acid comments of my own, the kind of corruption we witnessed in Vancouver?
I did not request a show trial. I did not convene the circus. But if Alberta is going to have one, well then, by God, I’ll take the role of P.T. Barnum. We already know who the kangaroos are. And the plaintiff is a bit of a clown.
Memo to Premier Stelmach: You’ve got a few months to spay your own kangaroos and shut down the circus. Stop counting your money after your pay raise, and get to it.
Memo to the national new media: Stelmach will do nothing, and so the show will go on. Bring your cameras. If it’s to be a show trial, I promise you a helluva show.