"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!"
-Homer J. Simpson
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
The "Deb" he is referring to is Deb Higgins, the NDP MLA from Moose Jaw.
Mr. Chisholm: — Mr. Chair, those last comments were completely inappropriate for this committee, and I understand they should be withdrawn . . . [inaudible interjection] . . . You're calling somebody lazy and you think that's okay? Maybe we have to look at the Hansard on that one too, Deb, dumb bitch.
Check out the handy YouTube clip:
Now, I don't want to make too big a deal about this, both sides of the House cross the line from time-to-time, but this language is fairly unacceptable. I have no doubt that a apology was issued but still, I think this speaks to the Sask Party's bigger issue - their attitude towards women.
Update: Not only was there an apology but Chisholm has resigned from his position as a Legislative Secretary:
Michael Chisholm, a Saskatchewan Party MLA for Cut Knife-Turtleford, has resigned as a legislative secretary after calling the NDP's Deb Higgins "a dumb bitch."
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Or so says the headline in this leader-post story.
The Saskatchewan Liberal Party has begun a period of introspection after party candidates were shut out for a second consecutive provincial election last November. And, suggestions emerged Saturday the party could be nudging toward more right-wing ideals.
That's right, return to the glory days of Thatcher, nothing like 40-year-old discredited ideas.
Of course, that would be a step up for the Liberals in Saskatchewan. They are the only group I know that with one elected official (federally or provincially) out of 74 and having gone zero for 4 in the last 4 provincial by-elections and election, that can make a virtue of their looserdom:
Good job Prairie fire, good job. :-)
"We have one of those unique windows in the life of a political party where you don't have the baggage of the past and you really have a clean slate." - Ryan Androsoff