Thursday, November 18, 2004


The prime minister has kicked Carolyn Parrish out of the Liberal caucus. I think a good argument can be made that Parrish should have been dumped some time ago. Calling all of the people of a particular country bastards, particularly when that country happens to be our closest ally and trading partner, is far more egregious than stomping on an effigy of thier President in political satire.

But the 22 Minutes bit obviously was not why Parrish got the boot. It was the catalyst to this latest round of Parrish Theartre, but obviously she was dismissed because she challenged the PM to dismiss her. You just can't do that and not expect to get fired.

The media is going to pay a lot less attention to Parrish's remarks now that she is not a member of the governing party. Now she's just some shrill isolated local MP yelling from the sidelines. Does she have a future with the NDP? I sincerely hope not. It would just go further to confirm the NDP as a party of Liberal rejects.

Posted by Matthew @ 5:09 p.m.