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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Gaffe scoring example, pre-election edition

Harper's organized crime comment has taken the entire debate down a notch, in my opinion. Error in judgment? I'm certain it was. Like the child-porn accusations last time around, it's going to far, and the Liberals know it. They've been happy to add to the prominence of the accusation, believing as I do that in this case, the Liberals are rubber, and the Tories are glue. The louder the accusation is broadcast, the dumber it's going to look.

It's sad, really, because the Liberals require some woodshed time. There are legitimate reasons to want to see the party on the opposition benches, but overselling the case is going to undermine the entire project.

An actual gaffe? No. As dumb as it is, it's an intentional decision, one that was probably thought out by actual strategists.

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