Editorials like this demonstrate why the elites at the Globe just don't get it: they cannot trust the people to hold politicians to account. It boggles my mind to think that we would need a judge to determine what is fact and what is not. When I hear two witnesses say the same thing, putting their own hide on the line, who am I going to believe -- Paul Martin, who will not say what he did know (it was obvious he knew something or other) or them?
The Globe does not understand that fact is not constituted by a judge, but by anyone who wishes to see the evidence for themselves. I think the Globe forgets that it is not merely what goes on at the sponsorship inquiry that will be judged, but the leadership qualities of Paul Martin in trying to obfuscate his role.
The fact is, the government is supported by 15% of the population. I would say that whatever mandate they may have had deserves another look.
Besides, the Gomery inquiry's mandate does not even cover all the scandal as of late.