Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Crack Your Cheeks, Harper

To paraphrase West Side Story, when you're a jerk, you're a jerk all the way. Canadian Commons Conservative Leader Stephen Harper compounded his blunders this afternoon. This time he said that assuming same-sex marriage becomes nationwide law today, he'll revisit and maybe overturn it if he gets to form a government.

Perhaps we was a particularly spoiled child. He at least seems to act like one on this. His response to losing now is:
How Harper might handle the issue is unclear since almost every provincial and territorial government has made gay marriage legal.

But he raised eyebrows Monday when he suggested the federal vote will be stamped with illegitimacy because it will owe its passage to Quebec separatists.

"I'm not going to question the legitimacy of the Bloc in the sense that they're elected people," he said Tuesday as he defended his statement.

"But I don't think Canadians are going to accept as the final word a decision taken by only a minority of federalist MPs imposed because the government made a deal with the Bloc."


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