Thursday, March 06, 2008

Leak? - I Do Not Think That Word Means.....

...Exactly What You Think It Means

First there was this:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday the leak of information about Barack Obama regarding NAFTA was unfair to the U.S. senator's presidential campaign and possibly illegal.

"This kind of leaking of information is completely unacceptable and, in fact, it may well be illegal," Harper told the House of Commons, adding it "was blatantly unfair" to the Democratic candidate and his campaign.


An ABC News report identified Harper's chief of staff, Ian Brodie, as the source of the first leak of meeting details to reporters. Harper has said Brodie had nothing to do with it.

Then, just three hours later, there was this:

OTTAWA — The leak of a confidential diplomatic discussion that rocked the U.S. presidential campaign began with an offhand remark to journalists from the Prime Minister's chief of staff, Ian Brodie.


Mr. Brodie, during the media lockup for the Feb. 26 budget, stopped to chat with several journalists, and was surrounded by a group from CTV.

The conversation turned to the pledges to renegotiate the North American free-trade agreement made by the two Democratic contenders, Mr. Obama and New York Senator Hillary Clinton.


On Tuesday, Mr. Harper denied that Mr. Brodie was a source of the leak — but he appeared to be referring to a diplomatic memo that described the key conversation between an adviser to Mr. Obama and Canada's consul-general in Chicago, Georges Rioux.


If not the 'Leaker how about the 'Runner'.

As in runner of the cut-out.



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