Ian Thompson writes: Like wind chill, each of us experiences "pressure" differently. Butts may have issued a "full-throated denial" and, in his mind, was undoubtedly speaking honestly. But the minister, I believe, experienced something quite different. To paraphrase Peter Barss, how an individual perceives pressure cannot be quantified....

Butts's statement also included what had been missing in the PMO's defense: a full-throated denial, devoid of weasel words. ...

Scheer tailored his remarks to a Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative audience, but found himself in an audience of hard-core right wingers. ...