Maybe I was being too hard on Stephen Harper and the Conservatives for the whole David Emerson turn-coat routine.
Yesterday I thought Emerson’s defection to the Tories was an act of gross political opportunism.
But on sober second thought maybe the government is just giving the people what they want.
The voters, after all, had no problem returning famous floor-crossers Belinda Stronach and Scott Brison to Parliament.
And other smart political observers whom I respect are making good cases as to why the Emerson switch is not such a big deal.
See here and here.
What’s more the whole thing will probably blow over in a few weeks when the media begins to focus on other crucial issues such as whether or not Jen and Brad will ever get back together again.
So maybe the problem is me and my goofy high expectations.
All I know is that the Tories had better start introducing some strong policies to make government more accountable and more honest.
Then maybe I will forgive them for this faltering start.
I am going to be on Mike Duffy Live, tonight at about 5:25 PM EST to discuss Senate reform.
Mike Duffy just cancelled me!