It’s still weird

Well Gurmant Grewal has been cleared, if only by a technicality, of wrong-doing in his recent airport fiasco, but that definitely doesn’t take away from its bizarreness. An attempt to make fools of the Liberals, the results of the Grewal’s tape scandal have only been to make a fool of himself and foil his party’s mission for an early spring election. If there is only one Conservative MP that is now nervous about an early election, Grewal is it. Will he run again in the next election? Will the Conservatives even want to risk allowing him to run for their party at the risk of losing his seat? Whether next fall or after Gomery, the next election will be too soon to forget this incident, and I would be surprised if his constituents will forgive him.

This affair has been weird from the get-go. From the suspicious and questionable nature of the taping (who contacted whom?), the delayed release to the public, the heavily conflicted “edits”, the airport fiasco, and finally Grewal going on stress leave, Grewal’s scandal has successfully done what the Liberals could not do, push Gomery out of the limelight and take center stage for much of the spring.

Most surprising is Nina Grewal’s ability to keep her distance from her husband’s scandal. I have seen only a few articles that even mention her name when discussing the tapes and straight from the beginning she has asserted that she had no part in it. I commend her on her judgment in staying clear even when her party leaders have chosen otherwise.

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2 Comments

  1. Darth Algar said,

    Friday, 17 June 2005 at 2:54 pm

    The Grewal mess is a perfect example of a situation that could have been avoided under capable leadership. I hope that Harper’s makeover includes a purging of his top advisors.

    There is no way GG runs in the next election, and I doubt Nina will either. I’m sure they both have bright futures in the BC legislature.

  2. Gurmant Skywalker said,

    Saturday, 18 June 2005 at 5:54 pm

    Nina’s been great, now how about that Senate seat?


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