Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Smell Of Outrage

Tories were upset when Scott Brison and Belinda Stronach crossed the floor, but they didn't carry on with the obsessiveness and sheer hatred that motivates certain progressives going after David Emerson.

Nobody dumped shit over Belinda's lawn, for example:

Two men are under arrest in Vancouver in connection with an attack on the constituency office of Conservative cabinet minister – and ex-Liberal MP – David Emerson.

In the overnight attack, manure was smeared on the front door and the outside wall of the office in Vancouver. It was also left along the sidewalk outside the office.

The words "Face the Voters" were spray-painted on the walls of the building, which is Emerson's political home base in the riding of Vancouver-Kingsway.

Protesters are an occupational hazard of politics, but a sustained campaign of harassment should not be. At some point, even the most committed progressives are going to tire of this perseverative harping on about Emerson's defection, even if they're blind to their own hypocrisy on floor crossing.

But it seems that the professional protesters need to keep in training for big events like multilateral summits and presidential visits.

Source: CBC


Steve said...

I suspect that the fact that this thing has legs has much to do with disappointed Tories fueling it in public when Emerson's appointment was first announced. That just gave the crazies an opening.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it has so much to do with disappointed Tories as it does with disappointed NDPers with the liberals as a push. Ian Waddell lost in V-K to Emerson, and he was the first to start complaining. Throw in a little liberal support and voila - you have the "never ending story".

Mark said...

Typical of lefty protest mode. Get upset, start throwing shyte around, literally.

See here for another example.

Joan Tintor said...

Don't put it on us, Steve. We were few and far between and have mostly gone silent. And either way, it's not us who gave the crazies an opening.