Stephen, the time has now come for you to “fish or cut bait”, as you are so fond of saying and admonishing of others.
Just what exactly what is the interpretation that Canadians should take from the following, if not that you had knowledge, and possible direct involvement, in your party’s attempt to bribe Independent MP Chuck Cadman?
"The insurance policy for a million dollars, do you know anything about that?" Zytaruk asks.
"I don't know the details. I know that there were discussions," Harper replies on the tape. "This is not for publication?"
"This will be for the book, not for the newspaper," answers Zytaruk, who works for a Surrey newspaper.
Harper goes on to explain on the tape that the offer to Cadman was "only to replace financial considerations he might lose due to an election." He adds that the offer was carried out by people who were "legitimately representing the party."
He also tells Zytaruk that he knew there was little chance Cadman would agree.
"They wanted to do it, but I told them they were wasting their time. I said Chuck had made up his mind," Harper said.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 10:49 AM