An insult to salesmen and ideologues

On Wednesday Globe and Mail arch-pundit Jeffrey Simpson called the Harper administration "a government of salesmen, not statesmen" who "don't let facts stand in the way of the pitch" because they've replaced good old broad-minded Red Toryism with a "narrower ideology". This deft rendering of the conventional wisdom managed, remarkably, to insult both salesman and ideologues while being exactly backwards. Click here to read the rest.