Sunday, November 19, 2006
The more we learn about Harper the more he seems like Mulroney. They are Conservative PM's who suffer from PM (potty mouth).
TORY! TORY! TORY!
We even get to see Harper's famed temper. (Note: F-word alert!) Writing about how the Tories ran out of steam in the home stretch of the 2004 campaign, Harper snaps at his staff: "I can't fucking believe there's no fucking script for tomorrow. I want some fucking answers. And I want a fucking script." After a pause, Harper adds: "I also want to know why nothing ever happens unless I use the word fuck."
THE SECRET MULRONEY TAPES: Peter C. Newman
Thanks to the headlines splashed across the front pages this week by the bombshell launch of The Secret Mulroney Tapes, we now know a great deal of what Brian Mulroney was thinking while he was prime minister, and a lot of it isn't pretty. He freely slags both enemies and former allies and displays a pottymouth to shame a trailer-park boy. If this book were a TV show, it would be prefaced with a coarse-language warning.
It comes as no surprise to learn that Brian Mulroney thought Pierre Trudeau was "an asshole," and we always knew he looked down on reporters - especially the Ottawa Press Gallery - as "corrupt, venal people."
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