Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Minister Of Family Values"

Normally, you don't want to speak about the private lives of people, but I make exceptions when the revelation speaks to hypocrisy of the highest order. Vic Toews, the self righteous defender of the family, the man who said homosexuality would lead to polygamy, the man who has received awards for his "moral" stance, would appear to be fraud. Looks like Vic is practicing some informal polygamy:

An MP dubbed the "minister of family values" by Liberals is embroiled in a messy divorce after fathering a child last fall with a much younger woman.

Vic, who breathed the rarified air of the morally superior, can't seem to practice what he preaches, in reality a mere mortal, with his own flaws, certainly not one to JUDGE. Quite a fall, from the self-anointed heights.

9 comments:

clh said...

I can't stand Toews' kind of public preachy hypocrisy either, although I still think his private life is his own business. However, I find the idea that he is being considered for a judgeship because of his private life and, consequently, because of his hypocrisy to be about the worse reason for appointing a judge that I have ever heard of.

Don Martin is suggesting that Toews was electable in his riding partly because of his public preachy morality and now that he has been shown to be a hypocrite on that, they need to give him a cushy exit, like a judgeship. No one has suggested any other reason why, of all the qualified candidates, Toews has to be considered at this time when he is serving in cabinet.

Mushroom said...

Sources claimed the judgeship is now in question and that Toews will run in Provencher once again. Furthermore, Harper's private dealings with regards to Bernier demonstrate that there may be repercussions.

I suggest Toews may be dropped from cabinet all together. He has not even shown up in Question Period these days, as pipsqueak Polievre is fielding all the questions with regards to Elections Canada.

Dana said...

Oh for Christ's sake, Toews is being considered for a judgeship because Toews picked and empowered the panel that recommends who should be considered for a judgeship.

It has nothing to do with either his private or his public life. It has to do with Conservative perversion of the process.

And where the fuck did you dig up the naive notion that those who strike morally superior public poses shouldn't have what they say compared and contrasted to what they actually do?

From the republicans that's who.

Tomm said...

Steve,

I don't usually like posts that are personal in nature, but in this case, I found it interesting and I learned something about Vic Toews.

Tomm

escapegoat said...

It's not so much his personal life, but it's raised the interesting possibility of further questions regarding conflict of interest in his former position. People may want to start asking questions here:

http://tinyurl.com/67lrrx

clh said...

Oh for Christ's sake, Toews is being considered for a judgeship because Toews picked and empowered the panel that recommends who should be considered for a judgeship.

That certainly makes it possible, but I doubt that is the reason. Yes, the panel is likely to recommend Toews' own choices but those haven't been himself in the recent past, and in any case, Harper has to go along with the choice. What set this timing other than Toews' private life? Some conservatives have compared this to the appointment of MacGuigan in 1984, but in that case Trudeau was stepping down and willing to risk the fallout. By contrast, Harper wants to get reelected. I don't think Toews would be considered now if he were still in Harper's good graces and being promoted within the cabinet.

JimBobby said...

Whooee! Another political pecker problem. What a surprise. These here politicians just wanna service the public, sez I. The more preachy, the less peachy.

JB

Bleatmop said...

Steve,

I normally read your blog to get a balanced viewpoint from the other side of the political spectrum. While I commonly disagree with your viewpoint, I have to agree with you 100% in this case. Social conservatives that preach one thing while practicing another make me sick...

Well, social conservatives just make me sick anyway.

Steve V said...

Nice, we can agree on something.