Well, well. It didn’t take long for Stephen Harper to show us how full of shit he is.
No sooner had Harper taken the oath of Prime Minister than he welcomes Liberal MP David Emerson into his party and gives him a cabinet post, no less!
Harper blasted the Liberals and Belinda Stronach when she crossed over and took a cabinet post but, somehow, it’s okay for his party to do it now that they’re in power. Yeah, way to impose some proper ethics into government like you promised, Stephen.
Imagine how those Tories, would worked hard these past few years and during the election, must feel, being passed on for a cabinet position for a turncoat Liberal?
And Emerson is the guy who said during the election, and I quote:
“It’s now not just, ‘Can Stephen Harper mount a credible campaign?’ It’s people now having to decide, 'Can we really live with what Stephen Harper will deliver?”
“And I have to tell you, I have never seen a right-wing government in all of my life, and I’ve been in government or near government for 32 years, I have never seen a Conservative government that didn’t come in, in the first year or two and slash social programs, raise taxes and create an awful lot of havoc that they did not disclose before the election.”
This is not to mention how betrayed I would feel if I was a constituent in Emerson’s Vancouver-Kingsway riding, where the Conservatives finished a distant third, behind the NDP!
This should not be allowed. People vote, mostly, for a party. To switch parties just weeks after an election is gross misrepresentation and a breaking of the public trust.
So do you still think “so far, so good,” Fingahz? Even you can’t spin this one positively.