Thursday, September 11, 2008

First Off: What is Elizabeth May saying in that 'stupid' tape ?

She said, when asked why there was so little political will for a carbon tax "that's because all other politicians are afraid to use the word tax, because they think Canadians are stupid." The murky point is that she then adds "And I fundamentally agree with that assessment." From my perspective, the last bit is the end of her breathless eagerness to answer the question. Ie. she fundamentally agrees with the assessment of the questioner, which is that there is no political will a for carbon tax. She is not saying that she fundamentally agrees that Canadians are stupid.

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