Canadian politics are a reeking pile of farm refuse right now.
The Liberals (we stole lots of money from the public purse but please forgive us) are in a precarious position because they have only a very slim majority, with a major vote on a budget coming up.
All of a sudden, one of the Conservatives crosses the floor and joins them. She is – guess who – the girlfriend of a former leader of the Conservatives. She gets – you guessed it – a plum cabinet posting, which means more money, a higher public profile, and a closer seat to the centre of power.
Then, news comes out that the Liberals are approaching other Conservative members, asking them to sit out the budget vote and promising, if not rich rewards immediately, unspecified future benefits. The other members, fortunately, taped the calls.
Un-freaking-believable. Do we really want these kind of people in power?
They’ve proven over and over that they will do anything – anything – to stay in power. That’s what it’s all about.
Disgusting. I can only hope enough members of parliament summon up enough reserves of human decency and vote them down. But I won’t hold my breath.