Say it ain't so, Joe

A knife in my back.


       I find this confrontation between M. Marc Bellemare and Mr. Jean Charest rather amusing, in fact I find it both hilarious and ridiculous at the same time. It's obviously one man's word against another's; at least at the time of this writing it is. Who is telling the truth and who is lying? Who knows and who cares?

    M. Bellemare for some reason has decided to stab his former boss in the back, and the former boss has decided to call his bluff. Here goes our tax dollars up in smoke again for another useless and time consuming event which will probably once again lead to a draw, without a winner or a loser. Remember the Gomery report? Personally I feel sorry for M. Bellemare because he is going to be totally humiliated and ridiculed during this whole process. Here is a man who is obviously frustrated, upset, and a loser, all at the same time. He has tried to be elected to several powerful positions, and has lost everytime. The question is, why did he ever start this whole circus in the first place? He is the one who made the accusations, he is the one who is doing the backstabbing, and he is the one that is going to suffer the consequences. And I think that naming names like he is, is only going to get him in more trouble than he already is. If he was aware of all this stuff when it happened, then why didn't he just quit at the time?

The fact that more franco-quebecers believe him over Mr. Charest is astounding. This is the same man who ran for the mayoralty race in Quebec City and lost, big time. We know they are both lying on equal terms, I guess it's just more convenient and easier to take for the "little" guy. Whatever the outcome of this "play" on words, the media theatre is having and is going to have a heyday with both characters, depending on which french newspaper you read. At the end of the final act however, I don't think either actor is going to take a bow. M. Bellemare will leave by the back entrance, and Mr. Charest will end up on centre stage as usual probably with a new feather in his cap. Mr. Charest is a smarter man than his antagonist and may just end up with substantially more polling points to his credit in the end, which contrary to my previous statement would make him a winner. In any event, the show must go on, and so it will, as all things political do. They just go on and on and on.