March 10, 2008:
Canada's secretary of state for foreign affairs says she cares about the health of an ailing Canadian woman imprisoned in a Mexican jail, but has no authority to bring her home.
"It's a foreign country and she's in a foreign judicial system," Helena Guergis told CTV's Mike Duffy Live on Monday from Yellowknife, N.W.T.
"Canada does not have any control over the government of Mexico or their judicial process. Any suggestion that a politician can influence a judge's decision is completely inappropriate."
March 17, 2008:
Conservative MP Jason Kenney is going to Mexico on Tuesday to meet with government officials and ask for the release of imprisoned Canadian Brenda Martin, CTV News has learned.
Kenney, the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, hopes to follow up on Wednesday with a visit to Martin, who is on suicide watch.
Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier met with his Mexican counterpart on Monday, pushing the country to accelerate Martin's case.
From "We can't do nuthin'" to "Hey, we are so all over this" in seven days flat.
Stupid, fucking, worthless Helena Guergis.
LET ME MAKE A PREDICTION. Having only recently (and due solely to the overwhelming public pressure) become interested in the plight of Brenda Martin, Canada's conservatives, if they manage to spring Martin, will undoubtedly parade around her withered husk of a body and brag about how the Stephen Harper Party of Canada is all about "standing up for Canadians."
For the record, this is how interested the Blogging Tories are right now:
Let's see how quickly that changes, shall we?