Tuesday, May 16, 2006

What Is Up With These Tories?

Has it been so long since the Conservatives been in power that they forgot to keep top secret information, top secret? I mean, it's one leak after another and now with this whole Sheila Fraser fiasco? My gawd!

The National Post reported this week on leaked details of Fraser's report that will be tabled in the House of Commons on today. Needless to say, Fraser is pissed. In the meantime, Conservative MP, Jason Kenney informed the House of Commons on Friday that the government is launching an investigation to determine who leaked details to the media.

Let's not forget that this isn't the first time the Tories leak information. On day 40 - March 17, the Globe and Mail reports on a leaked e-mail confirming the PMO's tightly controlled media strategy. Again, on day 80 - April 25: rumours spread around Ottawa as leaked information indicates a possible breakthrough in softwood lumber talks.

Perhaps this is a way for Conservative MPs and Tory staffers to rebel against their uber controlling Prime Minister. Yet, with so many crazies on board, who can blame him?

Take these guys and gal for example:

Maurice Vellacott: "[Chief Justice] Beverley McLachlin herself actually said that when they step into [a judicial activist] role, all of a sudden there's some mystical kind of power that comes over them by which everything they ever decreed is not to be questioned and they actually have these discerning and almost prophetic abilities to be able to come and know the mind of the public and they take on almost these godlike powers". He later noted, "she said that herself. I didn't say that."

Colin Mayes: "Boy, would the public get accurate and true information if a few reporters were hauled away to jail!" He also commented that, "maybe it is time that we hauled off in handcuffs reporters that fabricate stories or twist information and even falsely accuse citizens."

Rob Anders: “Nelson Mandela is a terrorist.”

Art Hanger: “Immigrants are choking welfare systems, contributing to high unemployment, and many cannot read.”

Myron Thompson: “Let's lower the age to ten”, commenting on the age at which he believes one should be tried as an adult.

David Sweet: “There's a particular reason why Jesus called men only. It's not that women aren't co-participators. It's because Jesus knew women would naturally follow. Men, on the other hand, had to be called.”

Cheryl Gallant: “We saw that young American having his head cut off. What's happening, what is happening down there no different”, comparing abortion to the beheading of American Nicolas Berg by insurgents in Iraq


At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyway, after that bit of diversion, what do you think of what is actually in the report? How do you see it affecting your chances going forward? How do you see your party getting beyond the image these constant revelations portray? How does creative accounting affect your allegiance to good public policy? Do you believe the previous Liberal government was being "pragmatic" when they decided to cook the books a little? These are some of the questions you need to answer in your own mind, and seeing the answers here would actually make your site worth reading.


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