Friday, August 28, 2009

The Emperor Strikes Back

What is Emperor Steve fooling around with in his pocket this time?
Oooh - it's the nine new Senators he appointed yesterday.
That makes 27 Cons he's appointed in less than a year, bringing his posse in the Senate up to 46 out 0f 105 senators.
G&M : "At an event in Quebec City, the Prime Minister said he had to nominate unelected Conservative supporters to the Senate to ensure that his government, which won a minority last year, gets its legislation approved."
There's some Con Party presidents and backroom operatives and Steve's communications aide from the PMO among the unelected ... plus a hockey analyst who remarked yesterday that his appointment meant he was "going to have to start following [federal politics]" now.
Three Liberals and one independent are due to resign in coming months, presumbly meaning four more unelected Consenators to enable the party with 22+% of the vote to push their reformy crap through the Senate, but unfortunately we also learned yesterday from the Libs that "Canadians aren't clamouring for an election".
Today Steve appointed former NDP Manitoba premier and NASCO enthusiast Gary Doer to be our new US ambassador.
No, not NASCAR - NASCO : North American SuperCorridor Coalition - the apparently imaginary yet somehow ubiquitous NAFTA Superhighway supporters.
Doer gave the keynote address at NASCO last year and here he is plumping it in his 2007 Manitoba Throne Speech :

"Manitoba is also taking a major role in the development of a Mid-Continent Trade Corridor, connecting our northern Port of Churchill with trade markets throughout the central United States and Mexico. To advance the concept, an alliance has been built with business leaders and state and city governments spanning the entire length of the Corridor."
Canadian Corridor Ambassador to the US? He's been ready with that shovel for years.

1 comment:

Oemissions said...

I don't like it when politicins from whatever party play games.
The day before this US job announcement, Doer had no mention of it. He said he had many options.

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