Trudeau Keeps Digging

The Prime Minister’s failed legal gambit demonstrates that no one in his office is thinking clearly. They need to change that, fast.
The Prime Minister’s failed legal gambit demonstrates that no one in his office is thinking clearly. They need to change that, fast.

Threaten to sue, and you must follow through.

It’s a phrase the late Johnnie Cochran might have deployed in the courtroom, and it’s one that should have been barked at Justin Trudeau before he sent a lawyer’s letter Andrew Scheer’s way for the latter’s “defamatory” criticisms on SNC-Lavalin.

But no one did. Or if somebody did speak up, that person was roundly ignored.

And so the stage was set for Trudeau’s limp legal arrow to be snatched out of mid-air by Scheer, turned around at a Sunday afternoon press conference, and stabbed into Trudeau’s backside, the latest act of self-harm in this apparently unending play.

It was as painful as it was predictable. There was no way Trudeau was ever going to follow through and endure the process of discovery on SNC. You don’t shut down two Parliamentary committees, sack two caucus members, and jettison your top two advisors because you’re eager to get to the bottom of something.

Even if Scheer has defamed Trudeau, he’s now called Trudeau’s bluff for all to see. If Trudeau is serious he needs to sue. Because I can guarantee you Scheer will be standing up every day to repeat his allegation, regardless of the limp attempt to chill. Knowing the Conservatives, they’ll soon have a website soliciting donations by tracking how many days it’s been since Trudeau issued his threat. It’s how they roll.

What nobody can figure out at the minute is how the Prime Minister’s Office is rolling. It hasn’t really rolled since Gerry Butts’ head rolled in mid-February.

What the failed legal gambit demonstrates is that no one at the Centre is thinking clearly. Not the Prime Minister. Not his Chief of Staff. Not his Executive Director of Communications and Planning. Not his Director of Communications. And not his Director of Issues Management. Every time they try to turn the corner on SNC they succeed only in stepping on another rake.

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See Also:

(1) Trudeau accuses Scheer of lying …. seriously?!

(2) Fraud: Trudeau Uses Photo Of Forest Fire Caused By Wind Turbine Construction Project To Sell His Carbon Tax Scam

(3) Jane Philpott says Trudeau broke the law by kicking former ministers out of caucus

(4) Did Justin Trudeau break the law by kicking Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott out of caucus?

(5) Reform Act, 2014

Update 2:24pm April 11th, 2019:

(6) Jane Philpott, Jody Wilson-Raybould’s caucus ejections didn’t violate their parliamentary privileges: Speaker

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Quote: “…no one at the Centre is thinking clearly. Not the Prime Minister… ” Sorry, I spilled my coffee over that one. Is the MSM only now realizing that Emperor has no clothes and never had them? (Nice hair, though). It seems that with Butts’ departure, the Liberal éminences grise have abandoned Trudeau and are letting Little Potato call the shots … while they run for cover. The only hope the Liberals have is either 1) that the SNC Lavelin story finally dies and the MSM finds another squirrel to catch our attention, or 2) they sack Trudeau, hold a… Read more »