Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Is the New Conservative Party Feeling the Seven Year Itch?

It happens in many marriages. After the first seven years, one or more of the partners starts feeling the urge to roam.

Apparently there is a little domestic trouble for the marriage of the Reform/Alliance and the Progressive Conservatives.

One of them has already opted out and another is being seduced.

Hubby Harper is too domineering and they're not going to take it anymore.

Or could it be that another has moved in and wants the wifies to go?

Harper's new chief of staff, Nigel Wright, a little jealous, has never cared for those progressive spouses. He once threatened violence stating that his "aim now is to drive a stake through the heart of the Tory party.”

Maybe Prentice and MacKay are doing the right thing, escaping with their lives. Not they hadn't been warned by some of those Tories in Wright's cross hairs: Joe Clark, Sinclair Stevens and Lowell Murray.

As Don Newman says:
...if the two most prominent Progressive Conservatives leave the government at the same time, it will really drive home the public perception — and the reality — that this government is really just the Reform/Alliance political machine. And Joe Clark, Sinclair Stevens and Lowell Murray will be right.

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