While he has been busy running around demonstrating his support for RCMP commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day has somehow found the time to tell his constituency's hometown newpaper, the gargantuan Penticton Herald, that the goings on at the Fortress North America/Deep Integration forum in Banff were not a secret:
No Secret Meeting Says MP
Thursday Sept 28, 2006
There was nothing secret about a North American forum in Banff earlier this month, says Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Stockwell Day.
Commenting from Ottawa this week, Day confirmed he was a keynote speaker on the evening of Sept. 13 as federal Minister of Public Safety. "I was addressing the common need for prosperity and security at our borders," he explained. "But we also have to make sure that citizens and commercial travel and our exports go quickly and freely across the border."
OK, Mr. Day. If it wasn't a secret, what did you actually say in your address, and who, specifically, was there?
Regardless his continuing anti-secrecy secrecy, the Safety Pin man did let slip with one bit of concrete information:
Although U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was among the invited guest speakers, he did not attend, Day added.
Hmmmm......Perhaps Rummy had trouble fitting into the neoprene?
And thanks to Locusta emersonia, once again on the comment threads, for passing along the link to Doris' ridiculously unplausibly debilitating bout of deniability. In fact, all this comment thread info is getting to be a veritable treasure trove of specially delivered goods. Which is kinda fun; sort of like a grassroots mini-whirlitzer.