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Courtesy Buckets, we find out from Chronicle-Herald reporter Stephen Mayer that there may be more goodies coming from the Lisa Raitt tape very soon:

In the section of the recording that we have been able to decipher (we are now having the recording cleaned up electronically so we can hear more of the conversation), Ms. Raitt speaks to an aide about cabinet colleagues, her career ambitions and — over and over again — what might please or displease Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Wouldn’t all this be fun to hear, and fun to hear all the contortions from various cabinet ministers and Harper on Raitt’s thoughts – particularly during a potential […]

Odd comment..

In brief, I find it rather interesting that Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt, who Harper and his officials have spent some political capital on in defending her from calls of resignation (and refusing her resignation in the lost binders flap a week ago), is all of a sudden getting dissed by anonymous officials from the government. Perhaps the folks in the PMO are reconsidering their defence of Raitt; as Buckets asks at his site, what else is on those tapes – a critique of Stephen Harper, perhaps?

Magna 2 and Raitt-gate’s effect on polling.

I call this little staged presentation being done today Magna 2:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to present a rosy picture of his Conservative government’s handling of the recession Thursday in a slick made-for-TV presentation designed to forestall a quick summer election…The presentation will be moderated by Senator Mike Duffy, a former television journalist, and feature Harper, flanked by Human Resources Minister Diane Finley and Gary Goodyear, the local MP and Minister of State for Science. It will include a staged interview segment between Harper and Duffy.

I call it Magna 2 because it’s very eerily similar to what the Ontario Conservative government did in 2003 when it […]

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