The sponsorship scandal came back to haunt Liberals Wednesday after newly minted leader Stephane Dion suggested at least one of the organizers disgraced by the affair should be welcomed back into the party.
Mr. Dion was forced to clarify after telling a Quebec newspaper he has no objections to Marc-Yvan Cote, a former key party organizer in eastern Quebec, being allowed to resume his Liberal membership.He told Le Soleil that Mr. Cote's punishment was exaggerated, that he'd recognized his error and shouldn't be penalized for life. He stressed, however, that no decision had been made to readmit Mr. Cote and that it was up to the party president to decide.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Wow, That Was Quick
I openly admit that I never thought the "new car smell" would completely disappear off the New and Improved Liberal Party™ this soon [Globe & Mail, Dion may let disgraced Liberal back into party]:
@ 8:16 PM