Then there's poor Mr Fife, who will suckle him to their teat and feed him the milk of conservative wisdom? Lloyd? No, I'm pretty sure he has some standards left. Maybe the other correspondents will leave the deluded poop on an ice floe. Or a loop bus. Kinder that way. Let either the wolves or taxpayers have a meal of him. Let nature take its course.
Anyway, on what planet does it seem wise for a man that looks like this...
...to start labelling these guys as "grotesque"?
The Senator from Buffet Trawler PEI is laying down some bought and paid for smack on behalf of his petulant master.
"What's the point of being in the Senate if you can't get any attention - if you can't get any attention for issues you care about?
"I saw the premier of my province going down what I thought was a very negative path."
Yes indeed Mr Duffy, hear hear. You're in the senate to be noticed. Like a sweating, tailored weather balloon. You're in the senate to get attention for issues that you care about! And on the occasion of your first speech in the red chamber, what issues did you care about? You chose the occasion to make sexually demeaning references about the Premiers of two provinces because they opposed your lord, the man to whom you have sworn fealty. And you can't have that.
The senator again refused to apologize for suggesting last Tuesday that Ghiz may get the "shaft" by getting in bed with Williams, saying the sight of two politicians in bed is "a grotesque scene."
Indeed, the death of irony. A man whose only regret might be that science hasn't developed a pot roast with chocolate chips is making fun of others in a graphic sexual context. Lord Dumpling actually has the temerity to proclaim their metaphoric, um, congress "grotesque". You want grotesque? I can do grotesque in two words:
Duffy & Speedo
Grotesque and also petty and snide and unnecessary. But then, I write for a blog. One that advertises snark and sarcasm. So while I'm not furthering the great national debate by making fun of Duffy's diameter, I am also not making a fucking speech to the Senate and I am not speaking as a fucking senator. So when I speculate that perhaps Duffy helped to propel his own career from partisan flack all the way to partisan hack by getting into bed with Mr Harper, it would be wrong. We all know that Harper is far too busy and aloof to bed every fat, grasping idiot doing his bidding. That's what airport toilets are for. Some cologne and a warm towel makes it seem like gift.
The thing that is most galling about this nonsense is that it obscures the real issue, the ongoing Conservative campaign to punish and scold constituencies that went against their grain. That Duffy chose his first speech in the senate to further the innuendo of threat coming out of Harper's government shows him quite clearly to be worthy of Harper's faith. And quite unworthy of a seat in the red chamber, the house of sober second thought. By my estimation, a senator in our parliamentary system has a duty to country, queen and constitution first and party affiliation second. We'll likely be stuck with Senator Duffy long after Steve Harper's political ship has run aground. It would be very nice if he figured out that he doesn't work for Harper, he works for us. The job of that house is to keep the short sighted, partisan twits from the commons from setting the whole damn place to ruin.
Funny that these trough gobblin' fools aren't interested in conservatism when it comes to respecting tradition or honouring history. The only time they cry tradition is when it comes to punishing women or queers or the "others" of the moment. Under loyalty oaths to party and policy, we'll get the razing of tradition in the name of reform. Steve hasn't strayed as far from his roots as expediency might suggest. Here's to you and your new job Mike Duffy, here's wishing you a long life and all the bacon you can lick. Here's to a life filled with sudden realizations and consequent apologies. Here's to you figuring out whose priorities you should be honouring. You're on our dime now Duffy, so shape up bub, you don't work for Steve Harper or his party.