Monday, November 13, 2006

What's up in Garth's world?

Garth Turner, the Independent Conservative MP who recently got bounced out from the ruling party's caucus by the PMO, is scheduled to hold a news conference tomorrow in which he is about to make a "bombshell" announcement.
  • Is he going to announce he's quitting the Reform Party for the Greens?
  • Is he going to reveal something that amounts to a "smoking gun" against Stephen Harper?
  • Is he quitting politics because of "illness" (newspeak for someone inside the government got to him?)

I guess we'll have to wait and find out. But what could be so important that he felt compelled to send a letter by courier to his former boss on an "eyes only" basis? Moreover, why would three senior party bosses all feel compelled to write to him at the same time? Do they want to kiss and make up; or are they planning a coup against Harper and they need Turner's help?
There's something awfully disquieting about this ... and coming as it does today, when the people of Ontario are supposed to be voting in local elections it's yet another bizarre distraction.

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