Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Wonders Never Cease

These days, one of the big stories in Canada is about David Emerson, the Vancouver MP who ran and won as a Liberal, and then switched to the Conservative party two weeks after the election (see story here). I honestly can't believe that:
  1. This guy would just decide to switch parties right after the elections and think nothing of it.
  2. Why isn't Stephen Harper doing anything about it?
What the hell is going on here? People in that particular Vancouver riding voted for a Liberal. If they'd wanted a Conservative in office, they would've voted Conservative. Switching camps like that two weeks after the election just seems to indicate bad character. To top it all off, Emerson even admitted that if the Liberals had won, he wouldn't have switched parties. What exactly does that say about they guy? To me, it says that he just wants to go to the winning camp and doesn't really care about what either party actually stands for. Sickening.

And why is Stephen Harper doing nothing about this? Well, he went off and named Emerson minister of international trade, minister for the Pacific Gateway and minister responsible for the Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics. Righty-o...very responsible, Mr. Prime Minister. Way to make a bad situation worse.

My two cents (as with a lot of angry Vancouver residents): if he wants to be a Conservative so badly, let him re-run as a conservative. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

1 comment:

peter said...

Maybe he went to the same school of politics as Belinda Stronach.