Friday, May 08, 2009

Maybe Rahim could have a staffer run as him...

As I read this story, on the one hand I say good, rules should be rules and they shouldn't be fiddled with to accommodate a particular candidate. On the other hand, given this party's willingness to fiddle with the rules to protect Rob Anders, and given the involvement of an ex-Stephen Harper loyalist in the race for the one open Conservative nomination race in Alberta, one can't help but wonder if the rules are being fiddled with to exclude Rahim Jaffer, the ex-MP and the odds-on favourite for the nomination...

The Conservatives are effectively shutting ex-MP Rahim Jaffer out of the nomination process in his Edmonton riding, a party source says.

Jaffer had hoped to run in Edmonton-Strathcona to win back the seat he narrowly lost to the NDP last fall.

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4 comments:

RuralSandi said...

I've often wondered how Jaffer/Guergis would handle her being an MP in Simcoe/Ontario and him in Calgary - weekends and summer, etc., are to be working in their constutuencies?

wilson said...

Jaffer spent too much time out of the province, he lost the seat by neglect.
Just like he was too busy for a nomination race.

Cons will win back the seat.

Some said...

Wilson speak like robot. Maybe Steve not change tape. Danger Will Robinson Danger!

burlivespipe said...

Ha! Love those ol' Lost in Space retro jokes. When it comes to Wilson and the whole CON-trollers, Lost in Space (with tinfoil suits no less) fits them to a T.