Thursday, June 4, 2009

I have the wrong paradigm for dealing with Conservatives

As in the third definition (highlighted in bold).
par·a·digm  (pr-dm, -dm)
1. One that serves as a pattern or model.
2. A set or list of all the inflectional forms of a word or of one of its grammatical categories: the paradigm of an irregular verb.
3. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
In this post, I extraploated on James Morton's musing on whether or not Raitt-Gate was a ministerial leak or a mistake.  I asked a bit of a rhetorical question becuase I felt Raitt was sent on a suicide mission.

I expected Raitt to step down because I am proud to say that it would never have occured to me to allow a 26 year old to take the fall for something that is my responsibility.  Beyond this prima facie evidence that I am ill suited to serve as one of Harper's ministers, it also means we must ponder on the morale of Conservative staffers cum scape goats everywhere.

Update (4:42 Bat Time): Warren Kinsella further catalogues the reasons for low Tory staffer morale.  The Langevin Block had better mix up a lot more kool-aid to keep the winglets in line.
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James C Morton said...

If you can't scapegoat a 26 yo staffer who can you scapegoat???

Constant Vigilance said...

I you can't blame it on the Liberals, blame it on the youth.