Yesterday was a big day at Queen’s Park: the unveiling of the official portrait of former Ontario Premier Mike Harris.
The portrait unveilings are traditionally a day to put aside partisanship, and even Dalton McGuinty’s speechwriters found something nice to say about the guy that slashed services and jacked-up the deficit:
"Mike Harris took a third place party and turned it into a machine designed in his own image: bold, confident and uncompromising, and voters responded," Mr. McGuinty said.
Also on hand were two former Harris cronies who are busy bringing Harris’ brand of (lacking) common sense revolution to
Who was noticeable in his absence however? If you guessed current Ontario Conservative leader John “Mike who?” Tory, then give yourself a gold star. Tory has gone to great pains lately to avoid getting within a country mile of Harris, not that he’ll admit it.
Brendan Howe, Mr. Tory's press secretary, said his boss made a commitment several months ago to give a speech yesterday in
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Mr. Harris told reporters that Mr. Tory telephoned him last week and said he felt torn because he had the other commitment.
Umm hmm. To quote Oprah-approved relationshipologist Greg Behrendt: Mike, he’s just not that into you! Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers