Friday, February 8, 2008
A CAT THAT REALLY WAS GONE...
Let me get this straight...
You were so gungho to have this law and order piece of legislation passed last year that you prorogued the house and scrubbed the bill.
When the new session was introduced, you chose not to have the bill reintroduced, as passed in the House, but decided it should be as a Omni-mega-bite bill.
Then you called a long recess because you just had too many things to do, not because you and the No-northern Stars Dancers were getting creamed daily in the house.
You come back and finally someone is looking at your bill. But those awful opposition members start getting their hands on such thing as the Chalk River belligerent bungle, You, Me and a dog named Mulrooney, What Economy? and Gag Me With an Environment Canada Scientist. Time to get out of your hidey-hole and act like Rambo!
Now, after the Senate has had a whole 25 days to look at the Mega-Omnibus Bill, including asking the questions that you forget to consider, like 'is this legislation constitutional, or will it end up in an expensive challenge case where all taxpayers lose?' you decide that you want it passed immediately, like yesterday! So you decide to dare the opposition to call an election over it (even though as written the supporting motion would carry no authority over the Senate, nor does it have the earmarks of a real confidence motion - but hey, who said CONserfatives aren't creative?), therefore stalling the bill again?
Who died and made you Czar?