Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Then again, sometimes it's good to check out someone's Facebook page

Because, you know, if he mentions that he's the founder of a "White Rights" organization, you might want to do a background check:


Ignatieff condemns aboriginal comments by Quebec Liberal

COMPTON, QUE.—Michael Ignatieff has condemned reported comments by a Quebec Liberal questioning the work ethic of aboriginals and branding them “featherheads.”

Ignatieff said he has an ordered an investigation into the comments by André Forbes, the party’s flag-bearer in Manicouagan and promised “decisive” action, perhaps by the end of Wednesday.

17 Comments:

  • Surely his involvement in white rights groups must have raised a few white flags, one would think.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:14 PM  

  • So why didn't they catch the convicted criminal who worked as "guru" to the PM IN the PMO???

    By Blogger WesternGrit, at 1:25 PM  

  • The CPC can use him next time around.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:31 PM  

  • Ha ha.

    Now, if this had happened to the Cons.....

    Nice "progressive" party.

    This is a party that cried racism over a nurse ordering too many bodybags.

    The faux rage that the Libs engage in is biting them on the ass.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:36 PM  

  • White Groups find their way around - even into the Reform Party, don't they?

    By Blogger Loraine Lamontagne, at 1:37 PM  

  • Wait just a minute...

    A Liberal candidate makes racist comments, and the headline turns it into a PRO-Ignatieff article?

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 2:04 PM  

  • I'm surprised the NDP didn't wait until April 11 at 9am to let us all know. This gives LPC time to find a new candidate.

    By Blogger Jason Cherniak, at 2:48 PM  

  • From the party that tried to wipe out the Indians problem with Trudeau's white papers.

    By Blogger ridenrain, at 3:29 PM  

  • what's with this Phil fellow, I've seen the same un-post related cut and paste blather on three blogs.

    By Blogger sassy, at 4:33 PM  

  • Robert Vollman said...
    Wait just a minute...
    A Liberal candidate makes racist comments, and the headline turns it into a PRO-Ignatieff article?


    I think Libs are just showing that this screening problem happens in both camps, hell the NDP too. Unfortunately racists seem to get though the vetting process too sometimes.

    By Blogger Tof KW, at 4:49 PM  

  • I think Libs are just showing that this screening problem happens in both camps, hell the NDP too. Unfortunately racists seem to get though the vetting process too sometimes.

    Then why is Facebook girl on the front page every day?

    Is a minor misunderstanding at a rally really the worst thing Harper's done lately?

    And is it really a more relevant story that this potential wave of anti-First Nations sentiments?

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 5:05 PM  

  • I think this may be more a case of the Liberals having a very weak organization in Quebec. Last time around, I believe they were two candidates who were turfed from the Liberals for anti-Native remarks although not as bad as this. When you have a small riding organization its pretty easy for special interest groups to hijack it. Good thing this was caught and while I understand the party wants to put most of its resources into competitive ridings rather than one's like this where the Liberals have no chance at winning, it will still be best to try and run strong candidates in as many ridings as possible even ones the Liberals aren't likely to win.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:51 PM  

  • I disagree, because the same thing happened to the Bloc with MP Levesque.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 5:54 PM  

  • I'm always amazed that people don't imagine or foresee that a "White Rights" organization may come back to haunt if you run for office.

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 6:57 PM  

  • "Then why is Facebook girl on the front page every day?"

    I have noticed markedly different media coverage during this election than in 2006 and 2008. I think the decision to limit Harper's questions, in addition to his already testy relationship with the press is impacting his coverage. At the very least, it means that he can't control the agenda the way he did in 2006.

    On the other hand, since traditional media is less important than ever, maybe he can get away with it. That said, I think he is needlessly shooting himself in the foot (as he has often done under the guidance of Giorno and now whatsherface). .

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 7:48 PM  

  • I liked the way the leader fired the guy same-day.

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 9:47 PM  

  • I suppose every person must read it.

    By Anonymous alfareria vasca, at 3:20 AM  

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