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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

This is Just Too Much Fun

PolSpy and Cathie from Canada (among others I'm sure) have already commented on this, so there's probably no need for me to pile on, but as a former Prime Minister once said, it's just too much fun.

Ay any rate, during a discussion with the Toronto Punjabi media last month, in an event which I'm assuming was part of the 'Gays Don't Have Any Rights Back Where You Come From, Right?' Conservative multicultural media blitz, Calgary MP Jason Kenney is quoted as saying, "Marriage is open to everybody, as long as they're a man and a woman. ... It doesn't say you can't marry if you're a homosexual. The fact is that homosexuals have been married and do marry."

So I guess if the Conservatives stage a coup and hold some token one-party elections, we can count on Jason being there to reassure us that we all have the freedom to vote as long as we vote for the Conservatives. One wonders how Kenney would feel if the situation was reversed and he was told that nothing was stopping him from getting married, he just had to marry a man.

You know, some days I feel like the Conservatives are just daring people to vote for them.

Update: more piling on at Lotusland and Sinister Thoughts

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  • [cynical CPC supporter]If a Liberal had said anything remotely like that you just know that the papers would never dream of reporting it.[/cynical CPC supporter]

    By Blogger Andrew, at 9:35 AM  

  • For one, I'm not convinced the media would rather cover-up newsworthy comments by Liberals than sell papers/ads.

    For two, after being in power for however many years it's been now, people have a certain comfort level with the Liberal party on these issues which they don't with the Conservatives. It's a double standard but that's life, not media bias.

    The fact that the Liberals have introduced legislation to allow gay marriage and the Conservatives are fighting it doesn't help either.

    By Blogger Declan, at 10:46 AM  

  • andrew - every time the liberals do something controversial in an immigrant community, whether its mass signup scandals or getting caught with links to people of ill repute (the basi boys), it has made the news. i think the lack of liberals voicing dissent says more about the liberals than the media. dont act like the national post and the sun chain wouldnt be all over it :)

    By Blogger angela, at 2:37 PM  

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