Since he became a Senator, former CTV "journalist" Mike Duffy has been very eager to show his appreciation to Stephen Harper for calling him to patronage heaven, becoming one of the most partisan Senators in recent memory, and certainly the most partisan Senator that up until his appointment wasn't a long-time party hack but, rather, was a purportedly unbiased political journalist.
Duffy has been speaking at every fund-raising dinner and corn roast for obscure Conservative backbenchers from Courtenay to Come By Chance, he's been heavily on the partisan stump, and he's even the star of their funky new personalized web marketing do-thingy where he'll say your name, as long as its not too foreign. (It's since been fixed.)
For someone who has dived so deeply into the partisan poll, therefore, I found this news from the Duffer a tad amusing:
Actually, that's pprobably fair. Duffy hasn't been a long-time Conservative supporter, although there's no-one more feverent that a convert. Rather, Duffy has been a long-time supporter of whichever party was able to appoint him to the Senate. Had the Liberals appointed him, I have no doubt he'd now be the most partisan Liberal Senator you've ever seen.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Winnipeg advertising and design firm that had landed a big contract with the federal Conservatives to produce direct-to-your-inbox videos.
The story became slightly more interesting when, after my column ran, Mars Hill Group removed the promotional paragraph on its website mentioning the contract. It was reported the change was made because Senator Mike Duffy objected to the company saying he was a longtime party supporter.
The controversy didn't affect Duffy's participation, however. He was, as advertised, the star of the first of the videos that hit email inboxes last week.
I'm just amused he was so concerned about making that correction. Because what he's lacking in length he's more that making up for in ferocity. Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers