Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Conservative Guide To Chaos

Don Martin, National Post : "A secret guidebook that details how to unleash chaos while chairing parliamentary committees has been given to select Tory MPs.
Running some 200 pages including background material, the document - given only to Conservative chairmen - tells them how to favour government agendas, select party-friendly witnesses, coach favourable testimony, set in motion debate-obstructing delays and, if necessary, storm out of meetings to grind parliamentary business to a halt. "
The guide says a "disruptive" committee should be adjourned by the chairman on short notice. "Such authority is solely in the discretion of the chair. No debate, no appeal possible."

Well, that certainly explains recent events, doesn't it?
Ditto - talking for six hours on transparency in an effort to prevent evidence being given that government knew of mistreatment of detainees, and not showing up at all to hear witnesses on the committee for the Court Challenges Act.

"A source at that meeting confided that [government whip] Mr. [Jay] Hill "lavished praise on the chairs who caused disruptions and admonished those who prefer to lead through consensus".

Wow. Admonished those who prefer to lead through consensus.
You can read the rest of Chaos For Dummies here : When to be naughty, when to be nice.
Hill's defence : "Canadians elected a Conservative minority government, not a coalition of opposition parties."

See, that's where you're dead wrong, Mr Hill - because that's exactly what we elected.

The Cons - Getting Fuck All Done For Canada.

FRIDAY UPDATE : More blog reaction :
Canadian Cynic - Learning well from their Republican overlords
Red Tory - Puppets Who Shill
Far and Wide - Harper : It's Not Our Fault
Galloping Beaver - Conservative Guidebook on Unleashing Chaos
Montreal Simon - Stephen Harper and the House of Monkeys


RossK said...

Luckily, there won't be any kids helping them wreak their Chaos this summer given that there is no money to hire any of them......



Anonymous said...

And here I thought they were just naturally a bunch of incompetent, immature dweebs. Turns out they've been trained to be incompetent, immature dweebs.

But of course they don't like that word "consensus"; it's the first step on that slippery slope to anthropogenic global warming and then to evolution. No reality allowed in Conservative thinking.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Holly.

That's certainly a lot of blog interest and more to come I'm sure.

What I'm not sure of is how much anyone outside your blogosphere will give a shit. I think most people just think this is the normal behavior on the part of government and don't expect any better.

Anonymous said...

Fuck all on CBC Evening News tonight... unless I missed it amongst all the gardening tips.

RossK said...

Hey ian--

Don't know about you, but me I'm very much looking forward to the blizzard of choatic gardening tips extraordinare from the Pressed Man that are sure to follow.


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