Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Robot Speaker and the RoboCon Scandal
As you know I've had my doubts about Andrew Scheer, the Speaker of the House, ever since he ruled that Vic Toews' parliamentary privileges had been violated by Anonymous.
Boo hoo zombie.
After ruling last December that the disgusting misleading phone call campaign aimed at Irwin Cotler did not violate HIS privileges.
And this doesn't help.
The political machine behind the man who is now Speaker of the House of Commons opened its wallet for the Guelph Conservative campaign currently under scrutiny by Election Canada’s robo-calls probe, records at the watchdog agency show.
Not after these interventions.
Mr. Scheer has intervened at times in Question Period to ensure that discussions focus on the government’s response to the controversy, and not partisan matters.For example, on March 8, the Speaker stepped in after NDP MP Chris Charlton quizzed Conservative MPs about some of their campaign spending on call centres.
“I would like to remind members that their questions have to touch on the administrative responsibilities of government, not political financing,” Mr. Scheer said as he enforced parliamentary rules.
And I must say I find his reason for sending money to the Burke campaign rather dubious.
The Speaker’s spokeswoman said Mr. Scheer, who sits on the board of his Saskatchewan riding association, wanted to help out Mr. Burke.
“He says that the candidate [Burke] was originally from Regina. His mother still lives in the riding. He has volunteered for Scheer before,” Heather Bradley said.
Especially since the only other campaign he supported was the campaign of Władysław Lizon. Who happens to have received this rating. Just like Marty Burke.
Scheer is also a member of the fetus fetishist club.
And Lizon's riding is one of the robocall ridings. Interesting eh?
So all I can say is, the next time the robocall issue, or the abortion issue, comes up in Parliament, the robot speaker should abstain.
Restrict himself to what he clearly does best...
Or just change his batteries.
And play a different song...