(CC NEWS) -- In a move that took many Canadians by surprise, Stephen Harper -- who once campaigned on a promise to elect senators -- just announced his intention to cram the unelected Senate with up to 18 patronage appointments.
By way of response, Canada's right-wing Blogging Tories unanimously announced that this made perfect sense, it's what they expected all along and, by the way, we've always been at war with Eurasia.
Sometimes, this job is way too easy.
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I was just watching Mike Duffy Live on CTV, and learned that Pauline Marois, the leader of the provincial Parti Quebecois -- the sister party to the separatist Bloc Quebecois -- announced that part of Gilles Duceppe's price for supporting the coalition is an immediate $1 billion transfer to Quebec...
But on the same show, we learned of other coming pay-offs: separatist appointments to the Senate. There are 18 vacancies in the Senate, including four in Quebec. Not only are the Bloc in for patronage pay-offs, but Elizabeth May, the Green Party leader, was on Parliament Hill today, and she wouldn't deny that she, too, was offered a Senate seat.
It's a fire sale in Ottawa! Senate seats, billions of dollars, whatever you want -- just make Stephane Dion the prime minister!
Fucking right, Ezra! All those amoral douchebags, giving away Senate seats like free condoms at the Vatican. Sleazy, corrupt cocksuckers, the lot of them!
Man, I'm guessing Ezra wishes he had that post back right about now.