And while those of us progressives can make fun of the current ideological purity test within the Conservative Party of Canada:
The former riding president for Conservative MP Rob Anders has been disqualified in his bid to challenge the controversial politician for the Calgary West nomination.
that sort of sleazy nonsense is definitely not limited to those on the Right:
A Democratic Party committee has disqualified an openly gay candidate for the Alabama Legislature and the woman she defeated in the primary runoff.
Committee members ruled tonight that both women violated a party rule that party officials say no other candidate has obeyed since 1988.
The committee voted 5-0 to disqualify Patricia Todd and Gaynell Hendricks. Todd was attempting to become the the state's first openly gay legislator.
Stones and glass houses and all that, know what I mean?