Big Daddy and Canada’s New Government™ prove, once again, that they really are incapable of playing well with others. If, you know, by others I mean the rest of the fucking universe (it’s not Monday yet!!).
Opposition members are furious that the Tory government has rescinded an invitation for them to take part in the NATO leaders summit, where the future of Canada's Afghan mission will be decided.
The Liberal, New Democratic and Bloc Quebecois defence critics were invited to accompany Defence Minister Peter MacKay to the meeting in Bucharest, Romania, next week.
The Department of Defence sent out the invitations, but then revoked them on Wednesday, saying that NATO had limited the size of the Canadian delegation.
A spokesman for the military alliance has denied a cap on delegates has been set.
Come on. If you’re going to lie about why you’ve pulled the invitations back, at least try put some effort into it. Christ, you’re politicians — lying is like breathing. But don’t worry, boys and girls, everyone’s favourite spokesbitch is on the case.
A spokeswoman for Harper insisted the delegation is a government one and not open to opposition members.
Sandra Buckler said there are some international meetings when opposition critics are "paired" with government minister, but this isn't one of them, even though invitations were issued.
"I absolutely can't explain what happened with that, but I can tell you that this is a government delegation and that on this trip there will be no pairing," she said Thursday.
*Cough Choke Cough* I’m okay, I’m ooooooookay ... just had a little trouble swallowing that last one. Sandra, I don’t want to say you’re lying — even if it’s something I’ve pretty much come to expect any time your lips are moving — but that’s a bit rich. Even for you.