Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please:
Guergis to fight nomination ouster
Former federal cabinet minister Helena Guergis says she will appeal the Conservative Party's decision to drop her as a future nominee in her Ontario riding of Simcoe-Grey.
In a letter to party executive director Dan Hilton, the sitting MP asks what she has done to justify the "drastic measure," which she says "defies the wishes of grassroots electors" in the local riding association.
"In recent weeks, in essence, I have been charged, convicted and sentenced without any due process or knowing what I have done wrong," Guergis wrote.
"There have been endless rumours and allegations unfairly levelled against me, but to date I have not been given a specific reason for my removal from caucus, nor has there been any investigation launched, let alone concluded.
"I am confident that I have done nothing wrong and will be exonerated of all the baseless accusations in the media."
This has massive potential entertainment value. I want to see someone defend the idea that simply being a pathetically incompetent human being with creepy anger management issues shouldn't necessarily disqualify you from being a Canadian Member of Parliament. Let's lower that bar -- as long as you haven't murdered anyone or been photographed snorting coke off Ezra Levant's naked body, why shouldn't you be a Conservative Cabinet Minister?
It used to be "the best and the brightest." Nowadays, it's just "Have you ever done prison time?".