This isn't a national emergency. This is a Paul Martin and his Party of Crooks and Liars emergency. For him to make a national televised address to the nation is a clear indication of the desperation his party is going through.
And now we have this strategy coming out the PMO:
If the Martin TV address doesn't do the trick, Liberal strategists have a "Plan B" in the works.
Senior Liberal party strategists, including Trudeau-era cabinet minister Ed Lumley, met last weekend to discuss getting former prime minister Jean Chretien to speak publicly again on the sponsorship scandal. It was suggested Chretien admit no wrongdoing but accept responsibility for what happened under his watch.
Chretien is reported to have heard the proposal and hasn't ruled it out.
How can Chretien admit no wrongdoing but still accept responsibility for what happened under his watch? And why would Chretien make himself the fall guy in this mess when he's been Paul Martin's foe for so long?
This is all spin. Spin and more spin. There is so little truth in any of this.
The only truth is that the Liberal Party stole taxpayer money. It's up to Canadians to decide what to do next.