When politicians get into big trouble, they all seem to offer the same type of apology: "If I could go back and not set my opponent's car on fire, would I? Absolutely. But I can't change the past."*
This is known in legal circles as the no-time-machine-handy defence. This bow to the awesome power of Father Time is usually followed by a plea to forgive and forget.
But the federal Liberal party seems intent on actually travelling backwards along the space-time continuum, specifically to the morning of Dec. 2, 2006.