As a prime example, he's railed against Gerry Ritz for making off-colour Listeria jokes regarding the death of an MP, but he is all for supposedly funny death watches regarding his Conservative opponent, Lisa Raitt. (below)
It is one thing for some random blogger to post such a thing - heck, there's worse stuff than that out there - and it is a freedom of expression thing. But for an MP to post and advertise something like that is another matter altogether.
It reeks of bad judgement.What needs to happen is clear, Garth Turner needs to apologize, and Stephane Dion must demand Garth step aside as a Liberal candidate. If not, the entire Liberal Party cannot be taken seriously when they claim they want to raise the level of political debate.
Bad timing for a party that was getting some lift from the Ritz comments, but..once again, Garth Turner bites the hand..
Update: Garth has taken down the offending photo. Not because it was the right thing to do, but only because, " rabid Conservative bloggers would love to misinterprete this, accusing me of pulling a Gerry Ritz in Halton". Nice guy.