Yet he who is without sin cast the first tweet
Charlie Angus wants MPs banned from Twitter just “to save politicians from looking like idiots.”
The Northern Ontario New Democrat is serious: “I have nothing against the technology, nothing,” he said this morning. “But it really exposes the absolute banality of this place. … There is something about it that turns otherwise intelligent professionals into Grade 9 jocks and cheerleaders in a school cafeteria.”
The scene. The day ended, fittingly, with an apology - the member for Timmins-James Bay, Charlie Angus, asked to excuse himself for yelling "bull----" as the government's man on native affairs, Jim Prentice, attempted to explain his department's alleged inaction on some controversy or another.
Angus said he would indeed apologize for his language, but he would not apologize for the government's failings. This seemed reasonable, he being an NDP critic and therefore entirely unresponsible for the affairs of governing(and equally unlikely to ever be so).
It was around this time that Charlie Angus started swearing. And the rest is pretty much a blur.
It's safe to say that it's going to take a lot more than a ban on twitter to "save politicians from looking like idiots"...