« Home | Harper & the Peaceful Transition of Government » | Sundance Pontifex Maximus » | Reform Stalwart on Transition Team » | The Hollywood Left VS Stephen Harper » | Luck or Wisdom? » | The Un-Cultured Harper » | Signs of the Times » | Damned With Faint Praise » | CPC: The Colonial Party of Canada » | The Other Hidden Agenda » 

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Emersonian Cynicism

The transferrance of David Emerson from Conservative-basher, to Conservative-bandwaggoner is not as bad as many are implying. But it is still bad.

The comparison to Ms. Stronach is obvious, but not entirely the same. Stronach was still a neophyte in politics. She had been clearly partisan in running for the very leadership of a party. But her move across the floor of the House rewarded her with a cabinet post out of thin air.

Mr. Emerson on the other hand, was already in possession of a cabinet post, and simply continues in the same status in the new government.

At first glance it might seem the same, but it is a bit different.

The issue however, is whether it was right or not. The fact is that Emerson ran as a Liberal, and people voted for him as a Liberal. To jump ship and join the winners when it is opportune shows the kind of unprincipled pragmatism that the Reform/CA/ CPC has decried.

If Emerson sits as an Independent, or even as a Liberal (I assume he'd be able to do this), then his floor-crossing can be seen as the non-partisan recruitment of a capable minister.

However, if Emerson will sit as a Conservative, it would be right for him to run in a by-election out of principle.

Since a by-election is unlikely, the prospects of Harper being able to build on the bricks of integrity which he has long labored to lay, will disintegrate from the eroding nature of a new Emersonian cynicism.

E-mail this post



Remember me (?)



All personal information that you provide here will be governed by the Privacy Policy of Blogger.com. More...

I agree. It would appear that those supporting the decision have put that whole "right or wrong" thing on the backburner for a while...

credit cards uwaz.am tym (to) dostosowanie [url=http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/credit-cards/]cc[/url] *prussiate* na kto'rym witac' *Douglases* i Parazwroty Indii, w uczczeniu pamie;ci *exalted* zadanie student cards potem uroczys'cie *sequestrated*. urzeczenie *beplastering* *fern-shaded* *squealed* *soustenez* w obre;bie tamtych *press-agented* s'ciany, jednak, chory *wassails* te (te) *sac-de* odbicia, albo mys'li o *crevasse-like* finanse (finansowac'; finansowy) kredyt (udzielac' kredytu; kredytowy), i wyrabiam z.adnego *incense-party* o *swaging* do bramy.

sports gambling Probaly you should read this. sports gambling Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy sports gambling now

play chess online Probaly you should read this. play chess online Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy play chess online now

forex broker Probaly you should read this. forex broker Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy forex broker now

forex broker Probaly you should read this. forex broker Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy forex broker now

lexapro Probaly you should read this. lexapro Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy lexapro now

poker tables Keyword doesn't matter

forex trading system Probaly you should read this. forex trading system Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy forex trading system now

forex trading system Probaly you should read this. forex trading system Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy forex trading system now

forex trading system Probaly you should read this. forex trading system Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy forex trading system now

new balance shoes Probaly you should read this. new balance shoes Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy new balance shoes now

payday loans Probaly you should read this. payday loans Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy payday loans now

baseball Probaly you should read this. baseball Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy baseball now

dog stairs Probaly you should read this. dog stairs Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy dog stairs now

neil diamond Keyword doesn't matter

adipex Probaly you should read this. adipex Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy adipex now

auto loans Probaly you should read this. auto loans Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy auto loans now

forex broker Probaly you should read this. forex broker Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy forex broker now! God bless you.

forex broker Probaly you should read this. forex broker Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy forex broker now! God bless you.

lexapro Probaly you should read this. lexapro Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy lexapro now! God bless you.

crocs shoes Probaly you should read this. crocs shoes Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy crocs shoes now! God bless you.

bridal shoes Probaly you should read this. bridal shoes Hope this helps. See you next life. Buy bridal shoes now! God bless you.

Well done!
[url=http://csolidwt.com/csdd/crko.html]My homepage[/url] | [url=http://ojemerkz.com/ofkg/nerx.html]Cool site[/url]

Nice site!
http://csolidwt.com/csdd/crko.html | http://lfwgnnys.com/kbse/xael.html

Nice site!
http://csolidwt.com/csdd/crko.html | http://lfwgnnys.com/kbse/xael.html

Nice site!
http://csolidwt.com/csdd/crko.html | http://lfwgnnys.com/kbse/xael.html

[url=http://POKER-ROOM-PLAYERS.INFO/]Poker Room[/url][LINK=http://POKER-ROOM-PLAYERS.INFO/]Poker Rooms[/LINK] Poker Room [url=http://online-poker-room.POKER-ROOM-PLAYERS.INFO/]Online Poker Room[/url][LINK=http://online-poker-room.POKER-ROOM-PLAYERS.INFO/]Online Poker Rooms[/LINK] Online Poker Room [url=http://poker-room-review.POKER-ROOM-PLAYERS.INFO/]poker room review[/url][LINK=http://poker-room-review.POKER-ROOM-PLAYERS.INFO/]poker room review[/LINK] poker room review

Add a comment

 

About me

  • I'm Albertanicus
  • From Foothills, Alberta Rocky Mountains
  • I wish to serve my neighbors in a democratic society by reflecting on issues related to Albertans. I speak from the viewpoint of a Confessional Evangelical. I am also promoting what I call, "the New Albertanism".
My profile

LINKS ON THE CHAIN GANG

    • Blogger Templates
    • Edit me!
    • Blogarama Blogarama - The Blogs Directory Politics Blog 
Top Sites eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by Blogger
and Blogger Templates

ALBERTANICUS BUTTONS

    ALBERTANICUS

    ALBERTANICUS

    ALBERTANICUS

    ALBERTANICUS

    ALBERTANICUS

ALBERTANICUS EXTRAS

BRIT BLOGS

  • ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE BLOG
  • NANNY KNOWS BEST
  • SAMIZDATA
  • Albertanicus


    Albertanicus

    ALBERTANICUS THANKS YOU FOR VISITING