Friday, February 29, 2008

So now what?

You do realize that this is becoming an ugly habit with you and the rest of your “accountability and transparency for thee, but not for me” cronies, right? Via Yahoo News:

Allegations that Conservative party operatives offered a dying MP a fat insurance policy to influence his House of Commons vote in 2005 tap into a rich and recent history of clandestine offers - some proven, some merely alleged.
Recent examples range from the mundane and marginal to cabinet-rattling headliners:

-Former Canadian Alliance MP Jim Hart took the party to court and settled after claiming he'd been offered $62,000 to quit his B.C. seat in July 2000 to make way for new party leader Stockwell Day. "My resignation was contingent upon this negotiation," Hart wrote Day in a letter obtained by the Liberal party.

-In 2005, a prospective Conservative candidate in Ottawa claimed he'd been offered $50,000 for expenses to make way for a star Tory candidate. Harper publicly denied there was a deal, but a subsequent court case vindicated Allan Riddell's claim.

-In May 2005, Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal claimed he was offered a Liberal sinecure abroad or a Senate seat for his wife in return for scratching his budget vote. Grewal secretly taped the negotiations with then prime minister Paul Martin's chief of staff and Liberal cabinet minister Ujjal Dosanjh. An ethics inquiry ended up rebuking Grewal.

-Conservative MP Belinda Stronach crossed the Commons floor on May 17, 2005, in return for a seat in Martin's Liberal cabinet. Her vote, along with Cadman's, helped the Liberal minority survive for another half year.

-Freshly elected Liberal MP David Emerson abandoned the Liberals two weeks after the Jan. 23, 2006, election in return for a seat in Harper's Conservative cabinet.

-Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien is currently facing two counts of influence peddling involving allegations he dangled cash and a federal appointment to induce a fellow candidate to quit the municipal race in the fall of 2006. Terry Kilrea did quit, but did not accept the alleged offer. Conservative officials, including cabinet minister John Baird, insist no federal appointment was ever discussed or offered.

Certainly looks like you can get down in the dirt with the best of them, Big Daddy. I hate to resort to cliché but while you can fool some of the people some of the time — and all of the Blogging Tories all of the time (because they’re stupid) — you really can’t fool me.

You're going to wear this one for quite some time ... and let me be the first to say that it looks outstanding on you.


Dave said...

Damn! That closer was good. CC should really be considering a raise.

LuLu said...

Hmmm ... let's see, 5% of nothing is still nothing - I'm sure CC can afford it. And I am worth it, after all.

frank said...

"Certainly looks like you can get down in the dirt with the best of them,..."

Who would "the best of them" be lulu? I'm thinking you mean the Liberals but nobody comes close to them.

liberal supporter said...

From: CPC Central
To: Frank
Re: your comment "I'm thinking you mean the Liberals but nobody comes close to them."

Please be advised that your comment is in violation of your terms of service agreement with CPC Central.

You failed to mention "AdScam" and thereby diminish all CPC trolls. You must therefore be punished.

Fortunately for your sake, the Leader was in a good mood, and so your right to life will not be summarily extinguished. Instead, you will be given the opportunity for atonement.

Kindly report at 4pm today for your waterboarding appointment. Do not schedule any activities prior to 8am Monday.

frank said...

Actually the first thing that comes to my mind is Shawinigate or HRDC or the gun reg.,etc.,etc.,etc., the list is endless really but if you want to go with adscam and work your way down the list in alphabetical order thats fine with me. But the one thing that sticks out for me (and I'm sure a lot of dippers as well) is the fact that now that they don't have their grubby little fingers on the levers of power they can't seem to raise any money for the party itself but for thirteen years while they were in power they seemed to have enough money to call elections at their every whim. Funny that.

liberal supporter said...

After all that waterboarding, and you didn't get the "Shawinigate advisory"? You're supposed to lay off on that, it might turn out the "sources" were lying.

Interesting you would compare financial incompetence in HRDC and gun registry, with BRIBERY!!!

Funny that.
Could it be the ban on corporate donations?

You see, Chretien didn't realize that a lot of people donate through their corporations, and don't like to have their personal names associated with their political views. Look at the Revenue Canada witch hunt now being started with tax breaks for the arts.

It's so easy for you guys, you can blog and donate under your own names with impunity.

We, on the other hand have to contend with your goons, most of whom are quite clear that they are armed.

You do have a well organized group who attack in various ways, all who disagree. Otherwise I can't imagine why the bounty on CC's identity?

I'm sure you would have no problem doing away with secret ballots either, your goons would ensure the result without the chore of compromising high tech voting machines.

frank said...

You just admitted to Liberal incompetence,bribery,and that voters who support your shit-bag of a party don't want their identity known.
Nice handle "liberal supporter"!!!

As far as the identity of cc I think I would rather pay $751.00 to not know who that pants-pissing leftard loser is. The same goes for Lulu,Ti-guy, liberal supporter, and especially e in md. Please feel free to add the name of any other of your fellow travellers.