Jun 12, 2007 04:30
A Prime Minister who found early success in dominating centre stage is now struggling for space with an expanding cast of dissidents. First there was Danny Williams and Lorne Calvert, now there’s Rodney MacDonald as well as Bill Casey and the rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof.
Connecting that eclectic assembly is a marvellous phrase indebted to Shakespeare and the descriptive French language. To be hoist with one’s own petard is to be blown away by devices meant to harm others; Stephen Harper is his own casualty.