Hmmmmmm ... what have we here?
Gomery slams Tories for sponsorship response
Updated Thu. Mar. 13 2008 10:48 AM ET
The Canadian Press
OTTAWA -- The former head of a federal inquiry into the sponsorship scandal is telling MPs there is a dangerous and growing concentration of power in the Prime Minister's Office.
That sounds vaguely familiar ... think, think, think ... oh, right:
Bush power struggle with Congress poses messy constitutional, political issues, expert says
Republicans weigh opposition as Bush takes 'strongest ever' position on executive privilege
July 27, 2007 -- By claiming far-reaching and unprecedented executive privilege in its power struggles with the U.S. Congress, the Bush White House has roiled the political waters, forcing both Democrats and Republicans to weigh near-term political consequences of their response against a real and tangible threat to the long-term constitutional powers of Congress, suggests a congressional expert from Washington University in St. Louis.
"The White House is articulating the strongest position on executive privilege ever taken by a president, " says Steven S. Smith, the Kate M. Gregg Professor of Social Sciences in Arts & Sciences.
Like mentor, like acolyte, I suppose. When you finally hear that Stephen Harper has taken to clearing brush at 24 Sussex Drive, you'll know the transformation is complete.