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The final nail in the coffin of truth was Olivia Chow's cynically staged interview, wherein she told the country that she isn't going to reveal which cancer Jack had, to 'protect' Canadians who are also battling cancer. Ugh!......
Watch and gag on the Olivia Chow interview.
It's too bad our press is so timid.
It almost makes one believe that this country needs a tabloid like the National Enquirer to get at the truth. A couple of thousand of well-spent dollars might get someone to cough up the truth about Jack's illness and would be well worth the cost to any reporter, considering the scoop that the information would represent.
And before the whiners complain about the ethics of paying for information from those charged with confidentiality, I am sure they'd be the first to defend the right of WikiLeaks to publish secrets, based on the public's right to the truth.
While these same people (you'll see them in the comments section shortly,) tell us that Jack Layton's cancer is a private matter and can be justifiably suppressed, Canadians think otherwise.
The question of whether a massive fraud was perpetrated on Canadians is certainly a matter of public interest.
Here's a screen shot of software that I use to follow how people get to this blog, what posts they are reading and what search terms they used to get here. (Don't worry, I can't see names or IP addresses!)
At the top of the list of search queries is a desire to find out the truth about Layton's illness.
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A good example is Lysiane Gagnon's piece in the Globe and Mail entitled What if Quebeckers had known the whole story about Jack Layton? What is interesting about her story is not the fact that a nationally published journalist is finally questioning the official Ndp 'truth' but rather, the ferocious defence of the Ndp cover-up, undertaken by apologists in the comments section, under her story.
I've always admired Ndper's for their idealism and have chuckled over their political naivité because it is generally based on good intentions.
But their collective self-delusion about Jack Layton's illness, strains the bounds of credulity and exposes them as sadly pathetic.
Having known politicians all my life I can tell you that none are the people that their carefully crafted public persona would have us believe.
Layton was no better or worse than all the other self-promoting political animals that populate our political landscape. To believe that Layton was more honest, more genuine and more in tune with Canadians is just a testament to his amazing ability mesmerize.
I remain amazed at Ndpers who believe Layton was someone noble, something other than a political operator like the rest.
Question: when is a massage parlour not a whorehouse.
Answer: When Jack Layton is visiting!
Sorry, I didn't believe Olivia back when, looking straight into the camera, she told us that Jack was just getting a Shiatsu and I don't believe her moronic story about keeping Jack's cancer secret to protect cancer victims today. While both stories are not plausible or credible, Ms Chow sells them very well. She is quite the
If Ndpers want to remain in a Fantasyland where Ms. Chow's convoluted story somehow makes sense, so be it. I have swampland in Florida to sell them.
At any rate, unless journalists start putting real questions to Ndp politicians and unless they refuse to take nonsense for answers, we won't get to the truth and unfortunately, Canadian journalists don't have the gumption for a good fight.
And so, we are left with one of the great Canadian cover-ups. Who says crime doesn't pay?
Now that Jack is dead and buried, I'd like to solicit reader opinions as to whether it is appropriate to keep Jack's Twitter and Facebook account open and whether it is appropriate for the party to continue to refer to Jack on its website as if he was still alive.
Although we know that politicians get spin doctors to post Tweets for them, it seems a bit much to Tweet for someone who is already dead and so the very appropriate word ghostwriter comes to mind!
The Ndp website is still promoting Layton's Twitter account (@JackLayton) and is also touting the Jack Layton app for IPhone and IPad.
And by the way, since Jack is dead, I don't think I'd really want to be on his team, even if I was a Ndp supporter.....