Saturday, February 11, 2006
New Tory Needs Love... Badly!
'I won't quit' embattled Emerson tells CBC
Last Updated Sat, 11 Feb 2006 00:27:20 EST
International Trade Minister David Emerson says he isn't going to bow to pressure and step down and face the electorate again in a byelection.
In his first public comments in more than two days, Emerson told CBC News in Vancouver on Friday night, "No, I'm not going to quit."
"We've got at least three, perhaps more, members of Parliament who have crossed the floor or opted to sit as an Independent. Frankly, my circumstances are not any different than those."
You have got to be shitting me. Besides, the CPC needs somebody to help it keep its spin straight. Viz:
But Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay said Friday that Emerson's situation is different.
"It's one that took place in close proximity to the election. Unlike a previous situation where we saw an individual essentially salvage a government in exchange for a vote, receiving a cabinet post. I don't think anyone could attribute the same nefarious motives here."
And with that, the Conservative Government essentially said "Fuck You" to Canadians in general. It followed that with: "You kept us out of power for more than a decade, and by fuck you are going to pay for it. You were dumb enough to fall for the 'more moderate' bullshit that pulled during the campaign, and you let us in the door, and now we are going to do to you whatever the fuck we want. Ethical government? Fuck that."
To their credit though, conservatives (and some Conservatives) around the country are plenty pissed with the new government's blatant lack of common decency. We're all well aware of Garth Turner's views on the matter, but even the folks over at the hilariously named "Proud To Be Canadian" blog weighed in, issuing a persipacious and wise statement on the issue:
Raaaaah! CBC Bad! Ann Coulter Good!
Ok, maybe not so much.