Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A NANNY STATE...
These are serious accusations.
And if they stand up after investigation by the proper authorities, I'll be hoping that the consequences will be serious. The cost, if then, will have to be more than just her political career.
But today they remain accusations only.
Not that I'm surprised that the media, especially Crapwest, is rolling this out coast-to-coast as national scandal. The Globe's latest story paints Ruby Dhalla as a high-maintenance MP, a Liberal diva. That certainly helps ensure that the facts will all be weighed fairly, no doubt.
But I have a few curious questions on how this has evolved... Kinda funny that it all came to light immediately after the end of the Liberal Convention, eh? Also kind of coincidental, I'm sure, that it also surfaced when CON leader Stephen Harper, he of the 'this isn't for print, is it?' footprints, is out of the country. Just as he likes to assign a lot of the dirty heavy lifting in the House to his chubby minions, guess who's leading the charge, not waiting for the justice system to work its magic?
Of course, they've had good success in past years with their immigrant outreach, or luring people with bribes and promises program. It's interesting how they are trying to twist this story in the House, while also using it to dampen Liberal interest to force a spring/summer election. While the scope of the story is important, I can't really believe it is worth day-after-day-after-day reporting, with the facts still to be determined, while Canwest essentially ignores things like this.
I know CONs have no faith in the Canadian justice system, unless of course it's their butt they are trying to cover. But you'd think they'd show a little hesitation of going on the offence over unproven facts... You know, considering this.
And the NDP, playing along. Quelle surprise, eh? Did they learn anything from this?
I suppose they all are certain that there's only one side to this story, and if you jump to conclusions enough times you'll be on the right side once or twice.
But I'm reminded about the current cycle of radio commercials that run on the Giant NW (big fans of the CONs, of course) these days. After the tax lawyers calling all tax cheats to come to them, there is also the investigation service company that helps you screen those caregivers who are ready to cheat your parents, after they shadow your partner to see who he's cheating on. I never liked their commercials. And I dislike the CONs tactics even more.
Posted by rockfish at 11:30 PM