Friday, December 7, 2007

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen unites the left

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen has in one fell swoop made a mockery of Jack Layton's claim to want to make Parliament work for Canadians, and ended Jack's dream of becoming the official opposition.

The next time Jack says that only the NDP wants to make Parliament work, all the other parties have to say is, "No, all you and your MPs want to do is sling mud and cast dispersions, like you did to James Moore".

Even Stephane Dion should be able to manage that.

For the NDP to attain its goal of becoming the official opposition, they needed to demonstrate consistent professionalism and maturity. This episode has ruined any chance of that ever happening.

Jack might as well start negotiating the absorption of whatever rump remains of the NDP after the next election into the Liberal or Green party.


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2 comments:

clh said...

While this incident made the NDP look bad, I thought the David Oliver case (which the NDP also just apologized for) was much worse and showed that the NDP was willing to spread lies and coverup the truth just to try to effect an election.

barbs said...

From this day forward, whenever Pat Martin sanctimoniously spouts off about "cover ups", I will think of this Oliver injustice.