Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Liberal whip

Liberal nonentities John McKay, Paul Szabo and Dan McTeague don't care if Third World women die. Other Liberals don't give a damn one way or the other. And Liberal "leader" Michael Ignatieff couldn't do a thing about it.

Kady O'Malley:

And that's it, ladies and gentleman: The Liberal caucus's much-vaunted wedge motion managed to wedge, well, the Liberal caucus as three backbench MPs -- John McKay, Paul Szabo, and Dan McTeague voted against the party, and the motion. Afterwards, a bunch of Liberals accidentally voted in favour of the budget. All and all, a banner day for Team Ignatieff, I've got to say.

Abstained: Albina Guarnieri, Gurbax Malhi

Curiously absent from the Chamber, despite having been there just a few moments earlier: Derek Lee

Other Liberal absences, some of whom, at least, were simply not in Ottawa and would almost certainly have supported the motion had they been around, from a list provided by the ever helpful PMO: Anita Neville, Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Kania, Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Alan Tonks, Marlene Jennings, Joe Volpe, Lawrence MacAuley, Stephane Dion, Mario Silva (paired with B. Calkins), Jim Karygiannis.

Talk about the gang that couldn't shoot straight. What a toxic mixture of malevolence and incompetence.

The Red Wing of the Librocons doesn't mind Third World workers dying agonizing deaths from mesothelioma, either. [H/t]

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