Monday, November 09, 2009

How to Ensure your MP Panel is Filled

When the Tories balk at putting up an MP to discuss the gun registry on Question Period yesterday, CTV lets Craig Chandler speak on behalf of the Tories.

Safe to say, this will be the last time the Tories refuse a media request from QP.

10 Comments:

  • Craig Chandler ... I miss that guy. Walking Gaffe Machine ...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:42 AM  

  • 'CTV lets Craig Chandler speak on behalf of the Tories'

    And what did he say?
    Where's the quotes?

    The first question to him was nothing about the GR, but 'why are you here and not a CPC MP'?

    Then, no one heard what he had to say after that, because, as usual, the Lib member talked over Chandler's entire time given....

    If I'm wrong,
    give us quotes.

    By Blogger wilson, at 12:38 PM  

  • He said things always change, so just because the Chiefs and the RCMP can justify a gun registry now does not mean they can do so in 6 months.

    Otherwise known as a very weak argument.

    By Blogger Gayle, at 1:54 PM  

  • But then wilson, we have already established you are more interested in sparing farmers the horrible inconvenience of filling out forms than you are in providing law enforcement agencies with as many legal and legitimate tools as possible to investigate crime. After all, crime is an urban problem, right?

    By Blogger Gayle, at 1:56 PM  

  • I don't know why they'd ever say no to CTV. Not very grateful of them.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:37 PM  

  • Right, Gayle. From the Sun:

    A new $90-million computer system, for instance, was already two years late, 450% over budget and it still didn't work. Worst of all, Fraser found the firearms database itself was riddled with errors --wrong owner addresses, gun makes and serial numbers. As Fraser noted, accurate information is rather central to the whole reason for having a gun registry.

    No sense in letting facts get in the way, right? It's far more important to stay politically expedient and not lose face.

    By Blogger Leeky Sweek, at 9:24 PM  

  • Which has what, exactly! To do with my point?

    Oh yeah - nothing.

    By Blogger Gayle, at 10:10 PM  

  • I heard that Chandler's Liberal opponent was Mark Holland.

    That must have been a spectacular episode of So You Think You Can Douche.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:35 AM  

  • Personally I see no problem with politicians like Harper and Obama shutting out ideological newscasts. However, I didn't think CTV was one of them. But after this little Chandler stunt, I have to wonder.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:19 AM  

  • I thought Chandler did very well.

    I knew him in University when I was with the Liberals and he was head of McMaster Reform.

    He is very intelligent, just on the other side.

    By Anonymous Kevin Jensen, at 1:53 AM  

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