I pass judgement on this latest development here.
Scott at The League has some thoughts on the scandal, and y'all should check him out.
At ThePolitic, I've caught a lot of flak for not toeing the party line - I was actually called a 'bleeding heart liberal', if you can beleive it. Some people want to conflate this prorogation with last year's (which I, unpublishedly, supported). There's also a lot of talk about senate committees and 'pressing the reset button' (gawd, I hate that phrase) and a whole bunch of other 'valid' reasons for prorogation. I'm unmoved, but no completely unsympathetic.
So, why don't we make a deal? Mr. Harper prorogues Parliament but promises to have a full, open, independent investigation into the willful blindness our officials displayed in Afghanistan. If he makes such a promise, I will support his prorogation 100%.
(Sure, I don't believe promises from politicians, but I find their promises useful. In this case, if he backtracked on such a promise, it would be all the more ammunition against the Conservatives.)
Earlier this evening the wife and I noted that one purpose of CG&A is seemingly random pop culture references. So, a propos Scott's post (titled Burn, Baby, Burn), I give you the appropriately named Ash:
And on that note, here's my favourite Ash song: