I started pinning a Pinocchio nose on Erin O'Toole a few weeks ago because I was so angry at the way he lies all the time.
And so frustrated that our shabby Con media was allowing him to get away with murder.
But I'm feeling a lot better now.
For some in the media have started criticizing the ghastly serial liar, and his nose just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
First Enzo DiMatteo wonders whether O'Toole is turning into Rudy Giuliani.
O’Toole sold himself as a moderate when he became conservative leader – the first, in fact, from Ontario since god knows when. He was supposed to win votes for the Cons in the all-important 905. Instead, he’s fashioned himself into a Trumpian knock-off.
After setting a more cordial tone, his recent performances in the House have become erratic. It’s gotten to the point that his line of questioning during the recent economic update had some on social media wondering whether he’s morphed into Trump sidekick Rudy Giuliani. That may be a little harsh. But the misinformation campaign he and his party have engaged in on the coronavirus is unmistakably Trumpian.
By asking questions designed to undermine Team Canada and increase the anxiety levels of stressed out Canadians for crass political purposes.
The two leading candidates, Pfizer and Moderna, have yet to receive emergency authorization from Health Canada, which has been conducting a “rolling review” of vaccine candidates since late October. O’Toole knows that. And he knows that safety protocols must be met before any vaccine can be distributed to the general population. But he would have Canadians believe the government is hiding something, and that nefariousness is at work.
Which couldn't be more cowardly, or more disgusting...
Or more pathetic.
And then there's Dale Smith, one of the few honest reporters in the parliamentary press gallery, who takes aim at the way O'Toole is deliberately trying to create confusion with a shameful campaign of misinformation.
Over the past two weeks, he has repeatedly lied, misconstrued, or gave facts without context in order to present a false picture on so many things, that when I started going through my QP recaps, the length of the list surprised me. To wit:
It's an impressive if depressing list, and my only quibble with Smith is that he calls O'Toole's Trumpian tactics "misinformation" while I call them "lying."As in lying like a thief or a traitor who would try to undermine our country's response to a deadly pandemic for grubby political purposes, even if it demoralizes our frontline medical workers, and leads to the death of many Canadians.