by Scott Creighton
An image has surfaced purportedly showing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper conducting a emergency briefing with Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson over the Ottawa shooting situation. There is a glass of red wine positioned in front of the Prime Minister. It’s all over Twitter at this time and Canadians are not amused.
There’s no doubt that it’s wine and it doesn’t appear to be within the reach of the police commissioner (it would take some serious balls for the top cop to be drinking while briefing his boss, don’t ya think? Especially with reporters in the room taking the publicity shots)
Harper’s relaxed Laissez-faire attitude toward this “crisis” speaks volumes to those few who are still listening as did President Obama’s after a recent beheading, the first of that trio (James Foley), when he gave his somber address to the nation to claim “we will get even for this outrage” and then jetted off to play a round of golf on an exclusive course with his billionaire friends, fist bumping and laughing the entire day.
If you listen closely, these whispers tell a story. But only if you listen. Only if you care.