Traditional Values

Former Republican congressman Vagina Coastguard Dick Armey to Joan Walsh the editor-in-chief of on last night’s Hardball with Chris Matthews: “I am so damned glad that you can never be my wife, ‘cause I surely wouldn’t have to listen to that prattle from you every day.”


Update: Chet at Vanity Press has a very good take on this.

The Burning Irony

After years of excoriating the Liberals for being obsessed with power, we now learn that “principles” be damned, for the Conservatives… It’s all about just desperately holding onto POWER at any cost. Golly, what a surprise!

Now, our own side wants us to put it all on the line on behalf of so-called “principles” and piss it all down the toilet.

This has absolutely nothing to do with “principles”. Come on!

But uh-oh, just several weeks ago “Trusty” said this:

If the opposition, namely Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals, are intent on defeating the Tories over the budget, then let’s go to the polls. But for the love of God, don’t agree to giving everything but the shirts off our backs just to appease the conspirators.

That would be irresponsible.

I could fill pages and pages with such glaring contradictions, but since when did hypocritical “Conservatives” ever make even the feeblest attempt to be consistent, let alone coherent?

Bob Rae on the Budget

“I think what we saw as a very dramatic death bed conversion by Mr. Harper… and Mr. Harper’s problem is that he’s still alive, so he’s got to live with that.”

“Is it perfect? No, it’s not perfect. Do we like the Conservative government? No. I didn’t vote for it, but the fact it it’s there. They have a 140 odd members; some of them odder than others, but there you are… that’s the government.”


“You know, I’ve been in politics for thirty years… I’ve seen good morale, bad morale, I know what it’s like.”

Update: Hey, let’s take a peek at what’s going on behind the curtain…