Sunday, March 25, 2007 - Editorial - Flexible PM outfoxes budget critics - Editorial - Flexible PM outfoxes budget critics: "Knowing how the punditry in Canada operates, if Harper had produced a budget more in line with his party's core values, no doubt many of the same people criticizing Harper for being too Liberal with this budget would have raged about the 'inflexible' and 'dogmatic' prime minister plunging Canada into yet another unnecessary election.
Harper is getting far too little credit for creating a budget that gives him the support he needs in the Commons to keep his minority government alive, while at the same time bolstering the party's fortunes in Ontario and Quebec so that the PM can eventually win a majority.
Frankly, that's a pretty deft bit of stick-handling from a politician who has been woefully misjudged his entire career. "

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