Tuesday, November 13, 2007
History vs. Brian Mulroney
Unless Brian Mulroney can show that he didn't take $300,000 in cash from Karl Heinz Schreiber, his name will be forever tarnished. The fact that a notorious douchebag who greased the wheels of the arms industry by bribing government officials (in Germany, at least)had access to Brian Mulroney and a large number of Canada's political elite -- many of whom, like Elmer MacKay and Marc Lalonde, actually vouched for his bail -- makes this country look bad enough. The handing over of money in cash to a former Prime Minister is something that absolutely begs for an explanation, and I can't imagine one that will satisfy. Honest people simply don't do business this way. I can't imagine any lawyer or lobbyist I know even considering taking an envelope full of cash, for many reasons. They send invoices. They get paid by cheque. Their fees go through their firm and are dep;osited in a bank. They pay GST on fees for professional services and they make sure the accountants who handle their business affairs pay their taxes in full and on time.