Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Inky Mark responds to Metis: Don't bite the hand that feeds you

Following-up to my post this morning about Manitoba Conservative MP Inky Mark's "threatening" letter to the Manitoba Metis Federation for their endorsement of the Liberal platform, CBC Manitoba posted a Web piece on the affair this afternoon, and got Mr. Mark's reation to the MMF's response to his e-mail.

Here's a quote from Inky: "I was just stating a reality. I mean, everyone knows the old phrase, 'don't bite the hand that feeds you.'"

Well thank-you Inky, that clarifies things nicely. Well done.

Mark gave the CBC the text of his original e-mail to the MMF, and if that is the actual text it would be possible to make the case the MMF was reading to much into it and spin acordingly. But how do you spin "Don't bite the hand that feeds you"?

When dealing with our First Nations, and their compliated, strained and troubled relationship with the Federal government, is "don't bite the hand that feeds you" really the message the party that could be forming the next government wants to send?

Still waiting for your take on this, Stephen Harper and Jim Prentice.

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Chuckercanuck said...

Hey, I thought you guys went after people higher up on the gene pool than Inky Mark?


A BCer in Toronto said...

Chucker, I'm not touching that with a pole of any length! :)

Ed Hollett said...

Inky must be getting advice from john crosbie. Crosbie spent most of his time as Mulroney's man in Newfoundland telling the provincial government to 'stop biting the hand..."

Dana said...

You could be waiting for a meaningful response for the rest of your life BCer. The outcome of this election has been determined and nothing is going to be allowed to derail it. Soon the voters will speak and affirm what they've been told is so.

Muzzled so-cons, soft bigots, bewildered budgeting, recipes for the republicanizing of our confederation - none of it matters. We've already been instructed as to what we are going to do and soon we will have done it.

Lovely polite Canadians.