Human ingenuity has designed blogs to satisfy the universal appetite for irresponsible, unsubstantiated and malicious rumours. Cyberspace is filled with millions of blogs, so it is not hard to imagine that the number of such rumours floating in the atmosphere is (almost) infinite.
Therefore, it cannot do any harm to add another one. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Harper have split up. Ottawa, it is said, is full of it. Of course this is impossible to believe.
Where is the evidence that it is true? Some say that his irascibility and intransigence in the Afghan detention issue is plenty of evidence. But surely that is ridiculous – he is acting entirely in character. Anyway, how come it has not been leaked to the conventional media?
The reason must be that reporters in Canada rightly pride themselves on their discretion and good taste which, they say, distinguishes them from their American colleagues. In Canada, they say, the private lives of politicians are sacrosanct. That is absolutely as it should be. Let us keep it that way.
So, whatever you do, please do not spread this absurd rumour.