Wednesday, March 5, 2008

the (Canadian) kitchen sink

From the Daily Kos's Matt W. comes an excellent explanation of the Canadian Government/NAFTA kerfuffle that constituted a huge part of Clinton's last-minute "kitchen sink" smear campaign, in advance of the 3/4/08 elections.

Wed Mar 05, 2008 at 08:40:49 AM PST

I think it's safe to say that the turmoil surrounding the so-called "NAFTAgate" played into Hillary's strong performance tonight. On the heels of "Super Tuesday II", CBC, Canada's Public Broadcaster, has done a piece on the NAFTA scandal.

The CBC piece details the involvement of the conservative Harper government in creating a sensationalized leak, which itself had almost no resemblance to the actual memo, which itself is now being disclaimed as perhaps not accurate at all. We peel off layers of deception, and there is nothing left at all, except a successful attempt to promote bloodletting among Democrats.

Here's the CBC video in all its glory and clarity.

The Globe and Mail had more to say about this affair, too, as well as the Winnipeg Sun.

UPDATE, 3/6/08: Yahoo news has an article which puts the onus on the Clinton camp for being the engine behind the NAFTA dust-up, as well as MSNBC.

UPDATE, 3/6/08: MSNBC's Keith Olbermann tries to sum it all up...

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