Sunday, September 21, 2008

You say "tyranny" like it's a bad thing.


Then:

A number of Conservative Party workers refused to appear this week before the House of Commons ethics committee, which is probing $1-million in transfers between Conservative headquarters and local campaigns two years ago.

The Tory no-shows increased the chaotic nature of the proceedings and fuelled opposition attacks against the Harper government. But Conservative MPs argue the committee is biased and is ruled by a “tyranny of the majority.”

I'm sure you see where I'm going with this.

7 comments:

The Seer said...

So exactly what is the big deal?

A number of Alaska state employees refused to appear for the Troopergate investigation. There's a difference?

Ti-Guy said...

The Conservatives should shut up permanently after their disgraceful behaviour in that committee.

It was the only I girded my loins sufficiently to watch for any length of time. But whenever I watched committees any other time, even briefly, it was always very similar. Lil' bezerkers making Parliament impossible.

As Michelle Malkin said: "Intern. Them. All."

Sheena said...

I swear I read this as "tranny".

sooey said...

That's only if the New Conservatives win a majority, Sheena.

Sheena said...

As Michelle Malkin said: "Intern. Them. All."

I thought Bill Clinton said that, Ti-Guy...

the rev. paperboy said...

No, Bill Clinton said " All them interns...whooeeee!"
or words to that effect.

Steverino decided to call this election because "parliament wasn't working" --I wonder why that is...


In the US if you refuse to testify when subpoenaed by congress they can nail you for contempt of congress - no trial or anything just go straight to jail, do not collect $200 etc etc -- don't parliamentary committees have any similar powers to compel people to testify?

thwap said...

Yes. And they're apparently just as spineless about enforcing things here as in the us.