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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Conservative Rule one, Never tell the truth

Who failed to see this one coming?

Gordon Landon the Conservative candidate for Markham-Unionville has been dumped by the party just days after admitting twice that Markham would get no stimulus money as long as it was a Liberal seat.

Landon stepped down yesterday after being asked(told/forced/threatened)by the party for the capital crime of being honest. It's not even a case that the Conservatives can claim Landon is simply mistaken since the numbers prove the vast majority of funded projects are in Conservative ridings.

Landon's comments "it's hard for me to bow to a lot of structure and having everything approved by Ottawa," and "I didn't follow Conservative policy in terms of getting permission to go on that TV show and I made a comment on that show that was an embarrassment to some members of the Conservative party."

Did no one tell this guy he had to check his scruples and free will at the door?

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Anonymous said...

Whenever I write my (first time, CPC) MP, I include a little language about how I worry he is placing priority on party policy rather than his constituent's best interests. I hope it stings, but I wonder how many people who actually give a damn can be successful in any party. They have to be rare.

Lord of Wealth/Green Assassin Brigade said...

you really have to wonder if any of them have ultruistic reasons for serving. I think most of them are self serving egotists the fact they want to rule shows an inheirant character flaw.