For an issue that is supposedly “settled”, the abortion question seems to be the issue that just won’t go away.
2008 will feature the abortion question in the American election. Here in Canada, of course, Harper has ensured that such a question will not be asked. He’s broken out a whole new set of muzzles he wants to use.
There’s only one way of disabusing Harper of the idea that “social conservatives have no where else to go”. And that is, of course, to not go anywhere. How can we expect him to take us seriously, when we don’t take ourselves seriously? If we want to play the whipping boy, he’ll just keep ordering more whips.