Liberal Michelle Simson, heroically defying the tyrannical hypocrite Ignatieff
Whoo! I guess she doesn't realize that she's in the Liberal Party. Time to wake up, Michelle! "Doing the right thing" is as important to Liberals as it is to the Chicago Mob!
Ms. Simson is the first MP to take the bold step of publicly revealing her MP expenses. Last year, with little fanfare, she posted the information on her website, fulfilling an election campaign promise to her constituents that she would show them how she spent their money.
The Liberal Party isn't happy with her doing the right thing. Liberals don't like "right". They prefer "wrong", because it's more fun and profitable.
Witness Michael Ignatieff's "leadership" in warning Liberals they better do the wrong thing, not the right thing... Witness him using stupid excuses...
Rather than praising her and encouraging other MPs to follow her lead, however, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff told members not to do what she did.
He told his caucus to stick together and not to be mavericks on this issue. He is concerned that different MPs could post different expenses, creating the perception of inequities.
“Right now, she is not very popular in our caucus,” said the Liberal source. “It’s hard when you go against the grain, especially when it’s the right thing to do.”
She's not a Liberal, obviously.
It already seems to me that the Conservatives are smartening up. Sometimes people forget to do the right thing. But if they correct their oversights and brainfarts once they realize the error of their approach, then they should be commended and rewarded.
So let's see how much gum which MPs are making us pay for (remember David "I'm entitled to my entitlements" Dingwall, the Liberal who loves gum but is too cheap to pay for it himself?