In addition to eating babies, Stephen Harper is now saying the public has no right to question what he does. In telling the press gallery he will choose who gets to ask the questions, he is essentially telling the public that he reserves the right to tell them to kiss his ass, that he is not publically accountable to anyone and that he doesn't have to tell us anything he doesn't want to.
The Press is the representative of the public and the public has the right to know what the government is up to, whether it want to tell us or not.
At the same time, the conservative effort to roll back the tide of progress has begun with the effort to dismantle the gun registry. As Jack Todd points out, while the registry has been expensive and sometimes badly administered --it works.
"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"
Sunday, May 28, 2006