Layton loses on Oscars
Sorry, Jack, but the voice-over and music in the Layton-for-PM ad on the Oscars sounded like a Tim Hortons spot selling a new soup-in-a-bread-bowl and doughnut combo. Why run a black-and-white commercial with cheesy sound on the most glamorous TV event of the year?
Pucker up, Paul
Prime Millionaire Paul Martin continues to invoke the "I know nothing" defence, now declaring he wasn't "in the loop" as Haiti went to hell. After kissing Dubya's ass to the point of having chapped lips, top U.S. ally Martin was left in the dark as the U.S. prez readied to depose Jean-Bertrand Aristide. This despite Canada's so-called leading role in Caribbean relations. So what is the point of all this butt-kissing of a despised president?
Get guns off streets? Nab Norm's
Three words of advice for suspended Toronto police commission chair Norm Gardner: resign, resign, resign. The bullet-lovin' baker has been found to have grotesquely broken the rules. "You mean you can't take free ammunition from the police force you're supposed to police?" And don't make the board fire you. Last time a board member challenged the cops, he got painted as a pedophile.
Lying Liberal party values
The Liberal party shares ideals and values federally and provincially: those would be lying and dirty dealing. As the federal party convulses like a dying fish, Ontario's promise-breaking party is consumed by scandal. Prize finance minister Greg Sorbara didn't tell the premier a company he owned was being investigated by the Ontario Securities Commission, though as minister he oversees it. He lied about being forbidden to share this conflict of interest, one so profound and obvious as to be on a scale with, well, everything the federal party is doing.
Mills, get cash, not kudos
There already are excellent plans for Toronto's waterfront. Dennis Mills should use his clout to get the cash, not publicity for himself. His fiasco of a press conference won't make voters forget about Jack Layton. Muddled Mills brought in disgraced ex-cabinet minister Art Eggleton to introduce him while his party tries to dig itself out of an avalanche of scandal. That's unlikely ladies' man Art, who was ditched for giving big government contracts to his girlfriend du jour. Astute call, Dennis.