John, like the rational veteran of Parliament Hill that he is, asks the most rational question of the day. Several more questions that are hopefully almost as rational.
Is the issue here really plagiarism? Or is the issue what that plagiarism says about Stephen Harper’s thinking, judgment and process when faced with the fundamental international matter of the past decade?
Does it really matter less that he was opposition leader at the time? Or should we do the thought experiment and imagine how we might have reacted to this news had he been Prime Minister when he delivered that speech?
And if the counter argument this morning was that whoever wrote the speech has long since moved on, what are we to conclude from the fact that the person who fraudulently crafted one of the most important speeches of Stephen Harper’s political career was still on staff?