Monday, March 06, 2006

Blind Advice



  • I was rather uneasy about the sweeping and (it seemed to me) somewhat technocratic approach in the report's suggestions.

    With that said, everything will depend on how Harper and the opposition handle it - if it's treated as a dead letter, that's just what it'll be.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:01 p.m.  

  • The recommendations which referenced political staff in ministers' offices were outright ridiculous and offensive.

    I think the report is an absolute sham.

    Still waiting for Paul Wells is always willing to write about the glory of the Chretein days, the errors of the Martin folks, and now the shortcomings of the Gomery Inquiry.

    But has Paul Wells ever, ever, offered his opinion on the actions and proven allegations that necessitate dthis inquiry in the first place? Ever? Can someone find me one column? One blog entry from a national columnist that callls into question the behaviour of individuals involved in this sponsorship scam.

    No sir. It's not in his repertoire. For once, Inkless is inkless.

    I guess Paul Wells is proof that kool aid comes in more than one flavour.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:22 p.m.  

  • I've been arguing for a while that the report was flawed in the way it proposed to create a second line of accountability from Deputy Ministers to the House of Commons. Check my blog for proof. What was needed was a political scientist, or some sort of organizational behaviour expert. Not a judge.

    What's a Prime Minister to do? You want to be open, transparent, and accountable. So you have a judicial inquiry. But the optics of it make your party look like crooks, and the actual recommendations the judge makes are widely criticized as having missed the point.

    Paul Martin must be wondering what the hell he did it for. Which is too bad, because despite the fact it didn't work, it was still the right thing to try.

    Not only did Paul Martin damage the liberal party inadvertently by calling the Gomery inquiry, Gomery has damaged the credibility of judicial inquiries. Watch how long it will take before another Prime Minister is willing to risk another one.

    By Blogger Gauntlet, at 2:50 p.m.  

  • but...but; This isn't Wells trashing Gomery. It's a large group of (I presume) well respected and nonpartisan Canadians.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 4:21 p.m.  

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