Sometimes I just don't get the Tories.
Let me explain.
This evening I was Mike Duffy Live "Prime Time Edition" debating some lefty-artsy guy about the Conservative government's political strategy of cutting arts funding.
The artsy guy, of course, was all indignant about the cuts.
But I defended the Conservative government, saying cutting arts was good politics because it mobilizes the Tory base and appeals to non-artists Canadians, who would rather see their money spent on something other than giant flying bananas.
OK get that? I was defending the Tories.
So anyway, on the very next segment, Duffy asks Tory spinner Jeff Norquay about my comments.
And how does he respond?
Does Norquay agree with my assessment?
No he attacks me. And then proceeds to explain how the Conservatives are actually spending tons of money on the arts.
In other words, he undid all the good I had done for the Conservatives on national television.
All I can say is, don't blame me if they don't win a majority.