See the video below. Dion speaks English as a second language and has hearing trouble. Dion doesn’t understand the grammar employed in a question, which is so contradictory that it leaves him asking questions of his interviewer about the timing of the hypothetical scenario. Big deal. If you’ve ever tried to speak in another language, you’d know what trouble it can be when someone asks you a poorly worded question.
Enter Harper. The Prime Minister of Canada – in the midst of an economic crisis, in the middle of a war that is costing us $18,100,000,000 and the lives of many brave soldiers, in the middle of the election campaign – The Prime Minister delays his flight so that he can play the video clip for reporters and make fun of Dion’s English. The Prime Minister has not yet done anything similar all campaign. This is the moment the Prime Minister chooses to act decisively. Does he expect that this will gain votes? That this will play well in Quebec?
Time will tell if this will be a defining moment. I think it will hurt Harper badly. Other may think this will sink Dion. I could be dead wrong.
For now, here’s the video: