Saturday, October 21, 2006

Deep Throated

Daniel LeBlanc lets slip that the gist of the Sponsorship story was handed to him on a platter. I, and many other people, thought he got it through hard work and digging, but it turns out he was given a road map and lots of direction:

http://www.members.shaw.ca/nspector4/MIND.htm

Meanwhile, the Globe reports that LeBlanc's new book brings the scandal into the offices of Chretien cabinet heavies Don Boudria and Martin Cauchon. The whif of scandal -- whether warranted or not -- may explain Boudria's abandonment of what was then a safe seat in the Francophone belt of eastern Ontario, and Cauchon's decision not to run for the Liberal leadership. In the third Chretien term, Parliamentary janitors had to follow Cauchon around, wiping up thew anticipatory drool. In this year's race, Cauchon would have been able to build a wider coalition in Quebec, he speaks better English than Dion, and he held the very senior Cabinet rank, and PM stepping stone, of Justice minister. The fact that he looks like a passenger in Chretien's getaway car seemed to be his only drawback. Until now:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061021.GOMERY21/TPStory/National



(ht to Norman Spector)

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