My column in The Chronicle Herald today is about the philosophy behind voter suppression tactics like robo-calling with negative messages, attack ads and other political chicanery.
Some of the commenters are suggesting that all’s fair in love and war, and Norman Spector chided me on Twitter because I didn’t allude to the terribly tragic and unfair character assassinations of Stockwell Day, Robert Stanfield or Joe Clark. And that really hurts, because I got to know Clark on a number of occasions and met Mr. Stanfield a few times too. Mr. Stanfield is gone but Joe Clark is still a going concern and from what I personally know of him, a class act. I’m sure somewhere in political heaven Robert Stanfield is cussin’ out the current crop of Tories.
check it out here