Monday, February 06, 2006

Memory Lane

Remember the ire when Stronach crossed the floor to accept a "plum" posting. Here are some choice comments from prominent Conservatives. I hope the Canadian media contacts all of these people for further comment, after today's defection:

Alberta Advanced Education Minister David Hancock said:
"She got elected as a Conservative, she ran for the leadership of the Conservatives, and I think that sort of positioning just brings the whole operation of politics and politicians into disrepute."

New Brunswick's Conservative Premier Bernard Lord said:
"This is just another action, another moment, that breeds cynicism of electors,"

B.C. Conservative MP James Moore said:
"I think it shows there are two kinds of people in public life -- people with principle and people like Belinda Stronach,"

Conservative member of the Alberta legislature Tony Abbott said:
"To me, what it is, it's a little rich girl basically whoring herself out to the Liberals,"

Ontario Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre said:
"It has everything to do with the fact she was offered a plum job and Paul Martin is offering every bribe he can to cling on to power,"

Feminist, Ontario Conservative Bob Runciman said:
"She sort of defined herself as something of a dipstick, an attractive one, but still a dipstick, with what she's done here today. She is, at the end of the day, going to paint herself as something of a joke."

Hypocrisy, right out of the block for the self-righteous, ethical Conservatives. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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