I don't get it (ht:Bourque). Belinda pulls and pulls to get the Alliance and PC's together. She campaigns for the leadership. She wins a squeaker in her riding, based mostly upon the fact that she's a local girl with a fresh face and a fresh outlook in a fresh party.
Then she goes and makes herself look like a slimeball opportunist like Scott Brison.
No wonder people think politicians are all a bunch of liars and crooks, when they can switch sides without batting an eye, and take a cabinet post too.
Stronach was elected a Conservative. She should have had at least Keith Martin's decency to sit as an independent until she could win the Liberal nomination in Aurora. Ugly.
Update: Calgary Grit has the laugh-out-loud funniest take on this whole affair:
I really have no clue what this means. I don't think anyone does. However, I am prepared to offer a preview of today's question period in another round of virtual QP.
The honourable member from Central Nova
Peter MacKay: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Human Resources Development Minister. Belinda...I thought we had something...how can you do this to me?
Upperdate: While I'm not the biggest fan of Peter MacKay, I cringed when I read this. Breaking up is never easy, but to have it play out in the press like this must be completely humiliating.
Not to be too much of a stick-in-the-mud here, but if I'd spared a thought for MacKay, I probably wouldn't have found CG's mock Hansard quote quite so funny.