Unoriginal AND idiotic — you have to be a Harvard prof to pull that off…
Prediction: the idiots who actually believe Harper is a “crazed born again Christian evangelical” etc will not, however, have any qualms about Iggy using demi-Biblical imagery in his speeches — something I don’t think Harper has ever done.
(Mostly because those people are too uneducated to even recognize such things.)
Ignatieff kicked off his summer tour in Calgary by touting the Liberal’s “positive message” and then compared Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the devil, “You know you smell the whiff of sulfur coming off the guy.” In literature, the whiff of sulfur is often used to describe the devil and someone as well read as Ignatieff should know to choose his words more carefully.
Then again, perhaps Ignatieff was just channeling Venezuela’s far-left president Hugo Chavez who used similar words to describe George W. Bush during a United Nations speech; I’ll have to ask the Liberal leader.