Tuesday, June 09, 2009

"... and after vocally protecting the taxpayers' purse, we'll meet at Hy's, right?"

After spending this many pixels wanking feverishly over $50,000 in questionable political donations ($45,000 of which was returned), one can only imagine what sort of shrieky snark Wingnut Welfare Boy Wonder Stephen Taylor is going to invest in this (emphasis added):

Allegations of misspending at Port Authority

Toronto - NDP Trinity-Spadina MP Olivia Chow has called for a federal probe into spending practices at the Toronto Port Authority.

Chow held a news conference Monday late-morning, with documents in-hand, that outlined the close to $80,000 in travel expenses by former CEO Lisa Raitt, who is now the federal Minister of Natural Resources...

They said management spend $50,000 at a steakhouse, and that one lunch cost nearly $1,000, approved their own expenses and spent an unnecessary amount of time in England on the Port Authority's dime.

After all, being the fair-minded, even-handed objective observer of the political scene that he is, I'm sure Taylor is going to be all over this. I can't wait. It should be awesome, right? I'm just gonna make myself comfortable.

Any minute now.


Stimpson said...

Let's see ... She saved her ministerial ass by having an aide take the fall for a snafu, she gleefully expressed hope that a cabinet colleague would fuck up so she could take credit for saving the isotope program, and she spent lavishly as head of a port authority.

Ms. Raitt has a fine sense of public service, doesn't she?

Sparky said...

"...the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity..."
Somehow your headline reminded me of the opening credits to WKRP

Jon Pertwee said...

Im guessing Stephen Tooler will conveniently forget it. It weakens his already weak argument.

Flora Tristan said...

A little popcorn and scotch?

Frank Frink said...
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Frank Frink said...

And so much for the Nova Scotia NDP 'scandal' (and so much for Stephen Taylor). Voters didn't like the negative Conservative attack ads (take heed, Phat Stephen). Result? First NDP government in Nova Scotia and with the first majority mandate in the province since 2003. :P