Harper rewrites the history he accuses rivals of revising.
Via Maclean's Aaron Wherry, CP's Joan Bryden dug up this 2004 smoking-gun interview snippet on Harper's justification then for trying to form a government despite placing second in seats - the spectre he now warns of:
A reporter asked whether Canadians might not "get the impression that you're trying to run the government here even though you've lost the election."
Harper responded: "It is the Parliament that's supposed to run the country, not just the largest party and the single leader of that party. I guess that's a criticism that I've had and that we've had and that most Canadians have had for a long, long time." [Emphasis added.]