The latest bit of Liberal corruption is of course the recorded offers made to Germant Grewal:
A close look at the full four hours of Grewal's tapes may give the public a better idea of who, if anyone, was guilty of criminal corruption.And this ladies and gentlemen is the problem. We've had to listen to the Prime Weasel tell us that no offer was ever made to Grewal. Now of course the Liberals are twisting the story claiming that pieces of the recordings are missing and other such foolishness. As Arthur Schafer says, why did the Dosanjh, Murphy, and Martin go along with Grewal if it was in fact Grewal who initiated the discussions? Hasn't Martin been repeated telling us how he was going to clean up corruption in our government? Hey Paul! That was your opportunity and you blew it.
We don't need a courtroom trial, however, to feel indignation and disgust at what transpired.
The tapes reveal clearly that Murphy was actively discussing voting strategy with Grewal in the context of as-yet undefined future benefits.
Was this a negotiation? Murphy is caught on tape suggesting that if Grewall and his wife miss several confidence votes this spring then "We'll have much more detailed ... discussions after that with some freedom."
Murphy now insists that "No offer was made to Gurmant Grewal," which may be technically true -- that will be a matter for Crown prosecutors to decide -- but leaves open some important questions. Was Murphy attempting to induce in Grewal, with a kind of "nudge, nudge, wink, wink," the belief that there would be a handsome payoff later, if the vote went as planned?
When Grewal offered (or pretended to offer) to sell his vote to the Liberals for a lucrative government appointment, why did Murphy and Dosanjh not denounce Grewal to his face?
The tapes sound, frankly, as if Murphy was speaking in the kind of code employed by conspirators who want to maintain plausible deniability in case the police are wire-tapping their exchange: "If anybody asks the question, 'Was there a deal?,' and we say 'no', we want that to be the truth,' " Murphy says. Some truth.
Anyways, I can't blame Liberals for being jackasses. Heck, they've been given free reign for so long they believe they can get away with anything.
Saddly though, with every new case of Liberal corruption, it is my faith in the Canadian people that seems to be hurt most. Liberals are corrupt, they have been for a long time so none of their actions surprise me.
Unfortunately, polls consistently show that the Liberals still enjoy 30%-35% support.
That ladies and gentlemen is the much more disturbing that Liberal corruption.