Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Sympathy for Grewal

Skippy the Wonder Dog has a good post Sympathy for Grewal, that I agree with almost completely. Grewal's shown himself to be pretty stupid with many personality flaws. But he's more to be pitied, I think, than despised. Note especially Skippy's closing point--this could all be the work of an over-eager staffer. That's highly plausible. (I hope to return to this soon. But my 'day job' involves dealing with documentary evidence--some of it fragmentary, some of it tampered, sometimes by several hands. Skippy's suggestion is highly plausible. How to tell? Try to find specific reasons that specific things have been cut: see here for a satirical version.)

25 Comments:

Blogger Mark Francis said...

Is the veracity of any of the original eight minutes released by Grewal hmself contradicted in any way by the latest material?

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Bill Doskoch said...

Hi Buckets:

I'm a writer with CTV News Online. I'd like to speak with you about your site.

Could you please e-mail me at bill-dot-doskoch at sympatico-dot-ca?

Thanks in advance.

Bill Doskoch
CTV News Online
416.332.7070 (work number; I'm working from home today)

2:46 PM  
Blogger Meaghan Champion said...

Ya know... I had some choice words for Grewal this morning. I did. But I have started to sorta feel sorry for him. I even said to Eeyore "You know Eeyore..." I said "He's gone into hiding now. We should just respect that"

Eeyore started to laugh, really loudly and told me to blog that. I decided not to.

2:58 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

Mark. That first 8-minute tape is (as far as I can tell) part of the Murphy-Grewal discussion of 18 May. Nothing in it comes from any other tape. I think (but am not sure) that it is an independent editing. It cuts a little more out of the tea exchange, if I recall.

But the most recent file changes are all from the two telephone tapes.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

"Sympathy for Grewal"

Isn't that a Stones song?

3:33 PM  
Blogger Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man said...

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3:38 PM  
Blogger Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man said...

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3:41 PM  
Blogger Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man said...

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3:54 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

Knight. No trolling. That's it.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man said...

Ok. I will post ONE a day. Nothing offensive... just the truth.

If you can't can't handle having <10 posts... or someone writing with a lot to say...

delete...delete...delete...delete

4:29 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

Knight, OK. But any name calling of anyone (public figure, blogger, or commentator) or any other inappropriateness will be deleted. If in doubt, I delete. My sandbox, my rules. If you don't like it, start your own blog denouncing me.

4:52 PM  
Blogger wonderdog said...

The original eight minutes cut out the tea server. But it was released by the CPC, not by Grewal himself.

5:55 PM  
Blogger No Yards said...

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6:10 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

Thanks, No Yards. Do you want to email me at bucketsofgrewal@mac.com

6:13 PM  
Blogger Meaghan Champion said...

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6:26 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

You, too, Ms. Bear.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Scott Tribe said...

It appears frpm all the "deleted" posts that you're catching the ire of some of the more radical members of the Blogging Tories, Buckets. They apparently are resentful at all the bad publicity youve been hiliting at Grewal and the Conservative Party, when they should be mad at Grewal and Harper and whoever tried orchestrating this mess).

The latest Decima poll
out seems to show Canadians aren't too impressed with their efforts.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous zorpheous said...

we have only just started pissing off the Harper-Bots ;-)

7:16 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

Careful Scott and Zorph. Same rules apply. I have to be seen to be applying the same rules to you as I do to them.

7:36 PM  
Blogger No Yards said...

EMail is fine.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man said...

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11:54 PM  
Blogger buckets said...

Knight. Read your terms of service with blogspot.

12:14 AM  
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1:29 AM  
Blogger nitangae said...

I am not sure how much sympathy he deserves, as he did start out lying about the nature of the offer made - the manipulation of the tapes was his fault. His decision to make unfounded accusations, then claim that the accusations were made on tape, and then reveal to the world tapes that did not back up his accusations (and even the edited tapes do not succeed in doing so) - all of this suggests that, at least, he should get out of politics while he still has some repuation left.

He is clearly out of his mind to act in the way he is. I suppose that makes his s

11:16 AM  
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2:34 PM  

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