Thursday, February 14, 2008

Charlie Angus vs. the Senate

Great debate going on at MDL right now. Charlie makes a good point that all these Senate junkets are accountable to no one.

Way to go Charlie!

Interview available here. Watch Charlie take on the Liberal Senate.

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And in other Hill news, Dion is hot for an election (although he may be the only one):

Fife noted, however, that the divisions over calling an election call run deep in the Liberal Party. He said senior Liberals such as Ralph Goodale, Michael Ignatieff, and Bob Rae don't want an election right now.

"One senior member of parliament said to me, either we're going to get (Dion) to change his mind or maybe we're going to have to push him off the ledge," Fife said.

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Update: Going to take a bit of time off. 'Family Day' weekend and all. Enjoy.

Maybe I'll bake some cookies.


Anonymous said...

And Angus is happy with the lack of journalistic accountability of the CBC... as long as the balance of bias tilts his way!

If it were a predominantly NDP Senate...

West Coast Teddi said...

What color will the cookies be? Blue as in berry? Or berry delicious? Enjoy your "holiday".

Joanne (True Blue) said...

They'll be cleody cookies, Teddy.

OMMAG said...

heheheh.... Want to bet that Dion has put himself int the same bind he's been putting the LPC in??
A couple of these slime balls are bound to have better political sense than to let him take them all down with him.
A putsch for the putz!

Greg said...

If it were a predominantly NDP Senate...

Highly unlikely as they favor abolition.

Anonymous said...

I was very disappointed in this debate. Because Angus immediately and loudly hijacked the debate to push his parties policy to abolish the Senate (I'm not defending the Senate BTW) the subject of the cost of the junkets virtually never came up. This was an opportunity to put two senators on the spot for profligate spending and it didn't happen. By his actions I think Angus did more to protect the Senators than George Baker could have done in his wildest dreams.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Good point, Teddy. I didn't think of it that way.