Harper stands by embattled Regina MP Tom Lukiwski
REGINA -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday stood by embattled Regina Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski...
Something of a political reach around maneuver. But hey, old news and besides Tommy is ever so sorry. Tell us how sorry you are Tommy.
Lukiwski is now parliamentary secretary to Government House Leader Peter Van Loan.
After coming under attack in the Commons on Thursday, when the tape was released, Lukiwski delivered an apology in the Commons foyer, saying he was "truly, truly sorry" and "would give anything in the world to take those comments back."
Golly gosh, is he ever sorry that the video came to light. He's incredibly, deeply sorry that people have discovered what he thinks in this troubling and graphic manner. Tommy is shaken to the quick to have his constituents and all of Canada learn the root basis for his suggestion in 2005 that equal marriage would lead to "polygamy and social decline".
And Tommy would give just anything to take back the evidence of his spiteful, cretinous attitude. That's why he has decided to step down from his position as Parliamentary Secretary to Government House Leader Peter Van Payday Loan... what's that? Oh. He hasn't stepped down. Okay, well, he won't give that. Then, that's why he has accepted the Prime Minister's decision to strip him of his position and consign him to the back benches... sorry, what? Oh. Neither the Prime Minister, the party nor the government are going to discipline l'il Tommy.
In short, he is so sorry that he got caught and that in his youth he had not learned to couch his true feelings. He is deeply sorry that the attitudes that underpinned his voting record and other slightly less controversial statements have now been clarified. He's so very sorry that he would give anything to take those comments back, anything at all... except, you know, anything.
So Tommy Lukiwski, how's about you get the fuck up on your 'A guy' soapbox and disavow all of those comments. Not just a practiced apology but address the specifics of your own words and attitudes and explain how those attitudes have changed. Tell us what you feel now Tommy, in just as much detail, you of the clean fingernails. How about you demonstrate to this nation and the many of us who are labouring under the impression that you are a pig ignorant, hate spitting bigot under a veneer, that you have learned and grown in the ensuing years.
And as for fat Steve, well, since he's a guy who ran for office and won the government on a platform built on the other side's old scandals, this isn't a surprise. It's okay if you're a so-con. Besides Lukiwski's crime was failing to state what his peers and he agree on in subtler terms and on camera. Conservative Reform Alliance Party business as usual.
Hell, their kind of preachers can get caught fucking midget junkie hookers wearing rubber tuxedos, weep a few snot filled apologies and hug their ugly wives, quote some scripture and it is all good. On account of values. They got 'em. They got them some values, I know, 'cos they keep sending me election type flyers to remind me how they are tough on crime. Unless they're the ones offending. That's different.