Oh, man ... I can't wait to see how this plays out:
Garth Turner to run as an independent if he loses the Halton nomination to the "Righteous Right"?
So, to recap (and according to the Canadian wingnut-o-sphere), when Belinda Stronach leaves the CPC and crosses the floor, she's a trashy, politically opportunistic whore while, on the other hand, when David Emerson bolts to the CPC the day after winning his seat, he's nobly answering the call to public service.
Similarly, while that same wingnut-o-sphere has no problem with Joe Lieberman losing his Connecticut Democratic primary and then choosing to run as an independent, if Garth Turner does the same thing ... well, fill in the blanks.
Like I said, I can't wait for the historical revisionism to hit the fan on this one.