Pubdate: Wed, 14 Oct 2009
Source: Burnaby Now, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Bruce Codere


Dear Editor:

Re: Getting by with a little help from his friends, Our View, Burnaby NOW,
Oct. 7.

Stephen Harper is a control freak. He's good at it. He makes use of
this skill like most of us breathe, for good or ill. He chose to sing
he gets high with a little help from his friends to great effect.
Hypocrisy is natural for him. He's playing with it.

Conservative pot smokers will have their internal contradictions on
what he says versus what he does magically erased. They'll just see
the human side of him and feel fuzzy.

Non-Conservative pot smokers have failed doing anything to derail him,
so he's not worried on that front. The Liberals and NDP are as inept
as the Conservatives, but they don't have the backing Harper has.

He's openly against the culture that brought us the music, but he'll
take the music gladly and do everything he can to control the culture
that produced it.

He plays the piano and sings fairly well for a PM, but he played the
public like a renowned virtuoso.

Bruce Codere, Fox Creek, Alberta
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