Thursday, October 19, 2006

It Could Be So Easy Being Green

National Newswatch has confirmed rumours that Garth Turner is indeed giving serious consideration to joining Elizabeth May's Green Party. Another press conference is set for this morning. Stephen Taylor saw this coming.

It fits Garth's profile to a tee. He would go down in the history books as the first Green MP in Canadian Parliament. It would be a marvelous platform for his penchant for grandstanding and criticizing. He admires May, and has strong feelings about environmental policy. It would give May access to many privileges she does not have at the present time without a representative in the House.

On another note, was this whole expulsion a sting operation set up to goad Garth into breaking confidentiality in order to get rid of him? Hunter has advanced a very interesting conspiracy theory on Sara's blog in the comments.

Here are the pieces of the puzzle: Garth, blog, DORA, Conservative Green Plan, Emerson, Flaherty and Doug Finley. (H/T to the Invisible Hand).

Or was it Garth that constructed the whole diabolical plot himself?

You put the puzzle together.

8 comments:

liberal supporter said...

Sheesh, it's even on the headline of the Toronto Star (I could read it through the rain on the newsbox from the car it was so big)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

L.S. - It's all over the place! BTW, anyone interesting in Best of the Blogs today?

C. LaRoche said...

Joanne -- forgive me, but I can't tell if you're being serious or sarcastic about the Greens. Think they should have a seat?

Griff said...

It would be interesting, considering Garth's position on switching parties without elections, no?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Laroche, I was merely pointing out that it could happen. Garth was on Jeff Allan's show this morning on Newstalk 570, and he also alluded to talks with the Liberals.

Do you think the Greens should have a seat?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Griff, you're right. He can't just cross the floor. He'll have to take it back to his constituents in some manner.

Here's the Star link BTW.

Anonymous said...

The other day I received an email from a fellow blogger, asking me what I thought about the Garth Turner situation. I replied as follows...

I only know what I see in the papers, but I think Garth is all about, well... Garth. He obviously feels his own needs, whether it's just ego, or a totally separate agenda, are more important than the party line.

Do I think he was unfairly booted out of caucus? Lemme put it this way... if he was an outlaw biker, he'd be lyin' in a shallow grave with a small hole behind his ear.

Anonymous said...

The Garth Party of the Universe.