Monday, November 28, 2005
If you're not watching Question Period on CBC Newsworld right now you're missing a really good show. All the opposition members are getting in their best shots before finally pulling the trigger, roasting the government on the spit with their best material.
They even dug up some vaguely racist statements by Michael Ignatieff who is expected to run as a Liberal but isn't part of the government yet.
Update: Sweet Jesus people are stupid. Here's the scoop on the Ignatieff thing: Link.
The quotes in question which are 'anti-Ukranian' are taken out of context, and are basically from a deconstruction of the stereotype that takes an entire chapter in the book in question. He's stating what he disagree's with, not what he believes.
As for the nomination process, the two so called candidates were both intelligible - one had not resigned from another position in the party, and one was not even a member of the party. Neither of those things could have been corrected on the stop, so neither of them could have registered even if they had showed up on time / been let in.
posted by tiamat at 8:49 PM AST on November 28 [!]
But the full story doesn't make for good headlines or MP fodder...