Lizzie May wants in on the act
With Stephane Dion stooping to some of the lowest depths of dishonesty ever seen in Canadian politics in order to become Prime Minister, perhaps its fitting that his Central Nova bedfellow is apparently now in the running for a Senate seat.
Green party leader Elizabeth May held a press conference today to confirm that yes indeed she was talking with Stephane Dion about being involved in the proposed coalition government -- perhaps as a Senator-cum-Cabinet Minister.
"I would be the only senator that received a million votes," May crowed.
Of course, with no elected MPs -- no Green Party candidate has ever successfully won election in Canada -- the Green Party clearly brings very little of value to the table. Not that May understands this.
"We do not have a seat in the house, but we have people in this country who will mobilize to do what's right," May insisted.
(Apparently, in May's mind, doing "what's right" includes deceiving the Canadian people in order to justify overthrowing the sitting government in order to bring an illegitimate and unstable coalition government to power.)
"Canadians urgently need action on the economy. Mr. Harper is not providing that," May insisted. "Now is time to turn to the other parties and see if they can form a government."
Of course, this should raise another question mark for many Canadians regarding May and her relationship with Stephane Dion. After all, not only is Dion the former Environment Minister who failed to take any action regarding the Kyoto Protocol (which the Green Party supports), but Dion also supported the government's Speech from the Throne -- a program that contained no promises of an immediate stimulus package.
The only thing that has changed since then is a proposed cut to the $1.97 per vote subsidy that Canadian political parties receive.
Which, considering the state of the Canadian economy, is an awfully bizarre priority to have at a time like this.
But it's unsurprising that Dion would choose May as his bedfellow in government. They've long been bedfellows in dishonesty, as May and Dion defended their arrangement not to run candidates against one another as "leader's courtesy". They also insisted it was traditional -- despite the fact that this collusion was unprecedented during a general election, and that this "courtesy" was not offered to their competitors.
It's merely another sad turn in the emerging farce of this proposed Coalition government.
Some other bloggers writing on this topic:
Russ Campbell - "My God, It's Even Worse Than I'd Thought
Rafael Gomez - "More Shrill Ignorance from Elizabeth May"
Andrew Villeneuve - "Canadian opposition parties announce deal to oust Conservatives from power "