July 23, 2006

THE FOOTING'S EASY ON SUCH A WELL WORN PATH:

Harper delivers: Liberals are in the hole and Canada is on a roll (Paul Jackson, 7/23/06, Calgary Sun)

Six months ago today every Canadian with even an ounce of patriotism in their veins put an end to the sleaze-driven, scandal-riddled Jean Chretien/Paul Martin era.

Assessing the past six months, and harking back across some four decades of political journalism, I have not seen an individual move as deftly into the prime minister's office as Stephen Harper, nor newly-installed members perform as well as those of the current Conservative cabinet.

A former MP -- and cabinet minister -- from Brian Mulroney's first term in office ventured even Mulroney's team hit a few initial bumps before finding its footing.

Harper and his team, he perceived, moved into office as if they had been skilled practitioners for years.


The learning curve shortens when all you have to do is ape Blair/Clinton/Bush/Howard/etc.....

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 23, 2006 8:23 AM
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