This is required viewing – especially for his constituents, and anyone in the NDP caucus that preaches about the need for Parliamentary decorum.
And he doesn’t limit his verbal abuse to Bev Oda. He also calls the document signer a “Phantom Flunky”. Public servants are alright with that? He also attempts to intimidate and badger CIDA President Margaret Biggs around the 6:40 mark and is rightfully smacked down by Chair Joe Preston.
Jack Layton, where are you? Do you condone this behaviour?
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More from Hunter! – Martin and McGuinty, Bully Boys!
Wrap Up Of The Bully Boys In All Their Glory – Climbing out of the Dark
Memories of Bullying Past. (And here we gave Jack the benefit of the doubt. Silly us.)
Don’t step in the bullpucky – David Frum:
It is important for democracies to be vigilant against abuses of power. Yet at the same time, the promiscuous invention of scandal where none exists is dangerous to democracy as well.
The promiscuous invention of scandal is dangerous because it does harm to good people. But even worse: The promiscuous invention of scandal gives cover to bad people.
After all: If the bullpucky scandals concocted in the past few weeks were truly as bad as the scandals of the Chrétien years, then it would logically follow that the scandals of the Chrétien years were no worse than the bullpucky scandals. And wouldn’t that be convenient for the authors of the Chrétien-era scandals?
Indeed. This Ipsos poll seems to agree with Mr. Frum – Voters think Conservatives best party to deliver honest government: poll:
“The legacy of Adscam is still there for the Liberal party, in spite of the fact that they have changed their leader, in spite of the fact they have gone through purgatory through two election campaigns,” Mr. Bricker said.
“They have not been able to distinguish themselves as any better than anybody else on ethics.”