Friday, May 07, 2010


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?".


Sparky said...

Did she finally get the memo that she was booted out of the snadbox?? Took her long enough to actually say something about this.
Meh, whatever.
Pass that popcorn.

liberal supporter said...

I think for maximum entertainment value, she should join the Liberals. No Cabinet post, but she will still have the some of the keys to her old collective.

We'll stop calling her Bonnie and instead go with Seven of Nine, since she is freed.

The Seer said...

We all know some of those crazy things that can get you sent to prison in some of those foreign countries. You could be a true Canadian hero and still get sent to prison in some of those foreign countries. So shouldn't we limit that to "prison time in Canada?"s Which raises a coupla questions:

1. Do you technically have to be a "Canadian citizen" to be GG?

2. If he became "head of state," wouldn't the US have to let him go?

No, I am not talking about Maher.

crf said...

She's gonna fight
For her right
To Parrrtay

The Seer said...

Or Omar. They all look the same.

Southern Quebec said...

She's gonna fight
For her right
To a Parliamentary Pension!!!
Then Parrtay!!!

Jymn Parrett said...

Karla Homolka is about to be pardoned. She'd make a great Conservative candidate for Simcoe-Grey. You'd hardly know the difference.