“Some of these stories are ridiculous examples of ‘gotcha’ journalism that have nothing to do with anything the voters care about in this campaign.”
-Stephen Harper comments on the controversy surrounding Conservative candidate Lee Richardson over remarks he made, and then attempted to clarify, to a local newspaper.(September 27, 2008)
The Tories delayed their flight so their leader could watch the tape and comment on it. Stephen Harper usually talks to the media only once a day, but last night he met journalists again.
“When you’re running a trillion-and-a-half-dollar economy you don’t get a chance to have do-overs, over and over again,” he said. “What this incident actually indicates very clearly is Mr. Dion and the Liberal Party really don’t know what they would do on the economy.”
-Stephen Harper comments on the controversy surrounding Liberal leader Stephane Dion over his attempt to clarify a question while appearing on CTV News. (October 11, 2008)