You may remember that Jack Layton was for an immediate election before he was against an immediate election:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper would be "misguided" if he chose to call a federal election before Parliament resumes sitting on Sept. 15, NDP Leader Jack Layton said Thursday.
Layton said it's up to the prime minister to make Parliament work and he intends to ask him to work with the other parties to accomplish that.
"I'd love to see a prime minister who says lets all roll up our sleeves and work together," he said. "I'm not holding my breath, but that's what I'd like to see."
What happened to the Jack Layton that wanted an election NOW, that pilliored the Liberals for waiting, for abstaining, for being missing in action? You know the guy. Average height, with a mustache? Remember him? Well, he's stroking that mustache now as he ponders Harper's motives:
The NDP leader said Harper's assertion that Parliament isn't working is at odds with the facts.
"He's managed to get his entire program through with the help of the Liberals and the Bloc [Québécois]. So it's actually not a valid complaint," Layton said. "So he's up to something."
Harper is up to something indeed. Oh, the thoughts that must be running through Jack's mind. Yes, we want an election. But now Harper is saying he wants one too. So maybe we shouldn't want one, because he wants one so it must be good for him and so it's bad for us. Or does he just want us to think he wants an election so we won't give him one, and really he doesn't want one?
And what if the Liberals decide they actually want one too and we need to make a decision ourselves for a change? Oh, he's so crafty, that Harper, with his chess playing!
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