Monday, November 07, 2005

It's Killing Me

NDP leader Buzz Hargrove has asked his parliamentary assistant, Jack Layton, to not pull the plug on Parliament [The Globe and Mail, CAW chief urges Layton not to pull the plug]. Layton appears confused about what to do now. Maybe it's the cold medicine.

Everybody likes a little suspense, I suppose.

The real question is, how come every time Jack has to make a decision, Buzz has to be publically involved? Can't he advise Jack privately, or is there something to be gained for the NDP by being publically linked to the CAW? Or, vice versa?

Updated: Well, no sooner had I finished being berated, then we learn that Jack has indicated he will not support the Liberal Party's proposal for health care protection. That doesn't mean Jack is going to pull the plug, but it does mean the Liberal Party can no longer count on NDP support.

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6 comments:

v said...

"NDP leader Buzz Hargrove has asked his parliamentary assistant, Jack Layton, to not pull the plug on Parliament"

Hahaha, good call on who is really running the NDP show.

Robert McClelland said...

How come every time Harper has to make a decision some rightwing think tank, like the Fraser Institute has to be involved?

And why is it that nearly every morning I try to enjoy reading the progressive bloggers site only to come across your right whinging screeds? Aren't there enough places that are already polluted with right whinging rubbish for you?

Jim said...

How come every time Harper has to make a decision some rightwing think tank, like the Fraser Institute has to be involved?

The CAW is quite justified in having any position on any political matter, whatsoever. I just think it's weird for their relationship to be so "open", that's all. If the president of GM or Magna were in the budget negotiations or commenting on whether Harper should force an election, I'd be ape over that too.

And, Robert, you don't have to read anything you don't want to. You're a big boy now.

Robert McClelland said...

I just think it's weird for their relationship to be so "open", that's all.

Hah, the Fraser Institute is stuffed full of people Harper idolizes.

And you completely missed my point about the progressive bloggers. The PB is for lefties so there's no reason why it should be polluted by right whingerese. Go eleswhere if you want to pollute the internet with rightwing barfing points. Otherwise you're just being a selfish prick.

Scott Tribe said...

Well Robert.. I dont mean to jump in here.. but we do allow those considered "Red Tories" to be a member of our group with the full knowledge they might not agree with everyone or everything that is said at the site. (Heck, the Liberal and NDP and Green bloggers all have varying amounts of disagreement with one another).

Our group never was meant to be a left-wing echo chamber..and people like Jim ensure that is not the case.

When Jim starts drifting into wingnut territory.. then we can discuss his membership ;)

Mark Francis said...

For example, I'm not much a fan of modern unionism. I don't like union involvement in politics and more than corporate involvement in politics.