Wednesday, December 13, 2006

QP Shenanigans

I've been taking a time-out from my Christmas preparations to tune in to today's Question Period. Maybe it's the pre-holiday excitement, but things seem a little more chaotic than usual.

The talking points for this hour seem to be "this mean-spirited minority government" and this "mean-spirited fragile government" and any relevant comparisons to Scrooge.

Then we have references to the "Minister of Cuts", and so forth. This is a Hansard must-have for that political junkie on your shopping list!

Towards the end, PM Stephen Harper said something to the effect that he had been listening to this Question Period and the prevailing theme from the Liberals seemed to be "You broke our promises"!!!

Hilarious!

The Liberals' answer to any problem is to just throw money at it. No accountability. No concern if the money will actually produce any results. Just worry about optics.

Barbara Kay has a great column in today's National Post relating to the Court Challenges Program (The Perils of Premature Adjudication). Brilliant and well worth the read.

Now back to the gift-wrapping.

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Hansard is up now. Check out the catfight between Carolyn Bennett and Bev Oda at (1455).

Harper's zinger is at (1500).

O.K. Kiddies. School's out!

10 comments:

kursk said...

Yes..quite funny really..

..and who peed in Ken Drydens cornflakes? the bottled outrage and shrill over the top hysterics from the good Doctor Carolyn is wonderful theatre, if only it was heart felt and not part of a liberal strategy to paint the conservatives as heartless..

Where is Marlene Jennings when you need her?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

lol! The funny part is that they likely think the public can't see through the hype and drama.

All you need to to be a politician these days is a little experience on some bad soaps.

liberal supporter said...

How would you know if the "bottled outrage and shrill over the top hysterics" was ever heartfelt?

Do we simply look at the party label on the person providing said bottling and topping?

Most of these people are lawyers to begin with, so they are accustomed to doing the drama. But I've been told the quality of drama in a courtroom (or HOC for that matter) is poor compared to that of a real courtroom drama.

Of course we might have seen quite a tantrum if Perry Mason ever lost a case. And just think of Hamilton Burger's victory dance. I'm thinking Olympic style backflips and cartwheels.

Shades of Clarity said...

The liberals are using the "mean spirited" phrase a lot lately because the conservatives have the nerve to keep reminding the electorate about the dismal liberal record of deceit and thievery.
If I were a liberal and the opposite party kept reminding me and others of the monetary disasters, monetary wastes and unkept promises I would call them mean too.
But I am not a lib supporter and find it comforting that the snivelling libs are getting their just desserts.
What will they call the conservatives when more misdeeds come to light and indictments start coming down the pike?
The liberals are notorious for their name calling and I believe the nasty names from their dictionary of tolerance is just the beginning.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Shades - The liberals are notorious for their name calling and I believe the nasty names from their dictionary of tolerance is just the beginning.

How true. Why is it that only the Liberals are entitled to name calling?

Anonymous said...

"Oh that's because CPCers are not actually name calling. They are simply stating the truth. That's not name calling now is it?"

Talking point #87362, brought to you by the letters C, P and C.

liberal supporter said...

I do have a few choice names for blogger today though. That was me above...

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed Barbara Kay's column. Does she write a lot of interesting pieces like that?

I will certainly watch for her in the future.

In regards to Question Period, it is truly appalling. A little decorum would go an awfully long way.

I wish they would change the Speaker. Somebody who runs the place with an iron fist so that the catcalls disappear and the rhetoric becomes more respectful.

cheers,
Tomm

Red Tory said...

How's that cold turkey?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

L.S. - I do have a few choice names for blogger today though.

Blogger has been acting up a lot lately.

Tomm - Barbara Kay's columns are almost always from a conservative POV. I think she writes very well, but of course it's probably because I agree with so much of what she says.

I wish they would change the Speaker. Somebody who runs the place with an iron fist so that the catcalls disappear and the rhetoric becomes more respectful.

Personally I like Peter Milliken. I think he does a great job of remaining as objective as possible. I often hear him trying to bring order to the House but unless he's going to make the naughty ones stand in the corner, I don't know what else he could do.

Worse than a Kindergarten classroom somedays, that's for sure.

How's that cold turkey? Red, about as successful as your recent attempt at a sabbatical.

I think it lasted a few hours if I remember correctly. ;)