Saturday, November 7, 2009

I think Mike Duffy Has Lost His Mind. What a Horrible Display

If we thought the worst thing about Harper's senate selections were an illiterate hockey coach, and a man who is allegedly linked to the Montreal mafia, Mike Duffy is in a league of his own. Duffy campaigns for the Reform Conservatives. That's not worthy of taxpayer money.

After railroading an election for Harper, and being charged with ethics violations (something else the mainstream media ignored), he seems to think he can get away with anything.

And what was with attacking the Canadian Press? They have been pretty kind to the Ref-Cons.

Even Don Martin had his say, which completely blew me away. If the Ref-Cons lose Martin they'll be stuck with Kelly McParland to write their attack ads for the National Post.

Don Martin: Mike Duffy jumps the shark
November 06, 2009, NP Editor

It takes considerable effort to become a complete embarrassment. Congratulations Senator Mike Duffy, you've finally done it.

With his wild rant on a CBC national politics show this week, the television icon has accomplished the difficult feat of offending all those in his parliamentary orbit -- his former journalistic occupation, the Conservative party, senators, MPs and even the prime minister who appointed him ....

...Now, Duffy calling someone a faker equals pot calling the kettle black. This is the same Duffy who, as host of his own politics show, presented himself for decades as journalistically neutral, then accepted Harper's $130,000 appointment ten months ago and now devotes his energies to shamelessly shilling for the Conservatives.

That's the definition of fakery for you, particularly given he was appointed after airing that infamous CTV interview with then-Liberal leader Stephane Dion, a bumbling performance credited by some as the turning point of the 2008 election campaign for Stephen Harper. (Finally, someone said it. I've been saying it for months. Dion was within 4 points in the polls. Here's the report. So who's the faker now?)

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