Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Insert Bad Turner Pun Here

Garth is a Grit. Woop dee doo. I don't oppose floor crossing. I believe MP's are at least in theory a local representative first and a partisan second. The best MP's in the house fit that description. It's one of the reasons I oppose systems of proportional representation based on party success. Therefore, I do not morally oppose Turner's move to the Grit benches. However, I do think we might have lost our chance to win Halton in the next election. Turner runs as an independent or a Green, he splits the Conservative vote and the Liberals win. Now, Conservatives can run a candidate and talk about a betrayal of trust etc. etc. Turner could win the next election but he's no shoe-in. Garth, I believe you know Belinda and Scott? Welcome to the party. The more the merrier.

Side note: Could all the members of the Green party take themselves off Liblogs? I know not everyone on that list is a card carrying member but if you're a member of another party get your own blog roll. At the end of the day, it's not my decision. Cherniak can do what he wants. It just annoys me to see so much rooting for another party by so-called Liberals.

3 comments:

A View From The Left said...

FYI I am a card carrying Liberal and have been for years, plus I was one of the organisers for a couple Ontario ridings for Dion's leadership bid. I don't appreciate the comment that I'm a card carrying member of another party just because I would like to see them get more media attention as I believe they have some good ideas to bring to the table.

Anonymous said...

There is enough common ground between the Liberals and the Greens (and in particular between Stephane and Elizabeth) that I would not be at all surprised to see a merger in the next few months.

Saskboy said...

Anon, I'd think that pretty unlikely, and I'd reconsider my Green vote should that happen.

I know slips of the button happen, but it's ironic you criticize the aggregator membership of others while double posting. Judge not lest ye be judged, and all that...

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