Thursday, July 29, 2010
The Audacity Of Vacations
Jane Taber sets the agenda at the Globe and Mail, and since returning from her vacation she has been a busy little bee. Today's agenda is complaining that the Prime Minister has taken the last week to spend time with his family. It is okay for Jane to take a vacation because all she does is set the agenda, where the Prime Minister has the responsibility of governing the country. Yesterday's agenda was complaining that the Tories were shadowing the Liberal Express, and today it is complaining that the top Tory is not shadowing enough. The audacity, errr hypocrisy, of vacations! I'm sure Liberals never take vacations (how much time has Ignatieff spent at his villa in Europe over the last 4 years?) At least the PM stays in the Ottawa area getting daily briefings such that he can continue governing the country. It should also be noted that the PM very rarely takes vacations, certainly when compared to his Liberal counterpart.