Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hypocrisy watch

Jason Kenney just chided the Liberals in QP this afternoon, saying you don’t make progress for Canada by attacking the leaders of foreign countries.

I wonder if he offered this same advice to his buddy and fellow Conservative MP Rob Anders, when Rob said this:

"[Honouring Nelson Mendela is a] total political-correctness poster-boy thing... He was a Communist. He was a terrorist... The Liberals always deprive us unanimous consent on all sorts of provisions. They wouldn't allow us to honour the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen with regard to their wedding anniversary..."

- Conservative MP Rob Anders, explaining why he voted against a resolution to make former South African president Nelson Mendela an honourary Canadian citizen, June 6th, 2001.

Or this:

"I don't think that, you know, anybody would argue that if Nelson Mandela was saying, you know, 30 years ago, that you should go around with matches and necklaces and strangle people or burn them out of their homes, that is not terrorism."

- Conservative MP Rob Anders after blocking a resolution to declare former South African president Nelson Mandela an honorary Canadian citizen, June 11, 2001. Anders also implied that South Africa was better off during Apartheid than it is today

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ottlib said...

Jason Kenney is answering questions in QP.

Cool, one look at his sourpussed visage is enough to turn anybody off.

I often wonder if there are times when this guy in NOT pissed off at something.

A BCer in Toronto said...

He took most of the questions in the first 10 minutes, filling-in for Harper as his parliamentary secretary. It was amusing, even when he's not there Harper's reach is long.