February 7, 2006
Crossing the Floor
Much is being made about newly minted Conservative David Emerson’s crossing of the floow. To that end, some thoughts.
- David is a natural conservative. It’s obvious to any who cares to look
- When I first read the name, it didn’t occur to me that he had crossed the floor. I suspected that perhaps, Harper had chosen to include him as a Liberal in his cabinet on the basis that he not only represented Vancouver, but also a Conservative viewpoint within the Liberal party. Such a thing would usually happen in a case where a formal coalition existed, but it could have happened here. David did not have to switch parties and Mr. Harper would have been following one of the oldest pieces of advice in history: keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
- To the people who claim that it’s too soon after an election — one in which he ran as a Liberal — I say phooey. Phooey I say. If you are blindly voting for a party on a ballot, you’re not voting. You’re supposed to understand the issues and vote for the person who’s going to best represent your community.
- To those pulling quotes from Hansard of David slamming the Conservative Party: why bother? This happens every time…I had some nice juicy ones about Scott Brison too. It’s important to rememeber that, in part, these people are chess pieces on a board playing a game.
- To James Moore — you deserved it. This says a great deal about Mr. Harper’s leadership and loyalty.
Mostly, to the Conservative Party of Canada be careful what you wish for. David’s not as nice in person as he might seem on TV — and he doesn’t seem that nice on TV.
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