Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla, appearing in the mens' magazine MAXIM. Actually, in the magazine's "hottest women politicians" contest, she lost to Sarah Palin, taking third to Palin's second. Ouch! Too hot! Burn! The embarrassment... Defeated by an older, "right-wing" woman on "hotness"!
The notoriously Liberal-friendly paper Toronto Star is continuing it delve deeply into the whole scandal which threatens to again shock and rock the Liberal Party of Canada, which hasn't seen a scandal descend upon itself in, well, months.
The federal government is facing pressure to launch a legal probe of Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla in the wake of charges that she and her family illegally hired two nannies and subsequently mistreated them.
NDP immigration critic Olivia Chow said that if the nannies' reports are true, "then there are three or four laws at least that have been broken, whether it's labour laws or immigration regulations."
The Star reported yesterday that two nannies, Magdalene Gordo, 31, and Richelyn Tongson, 37, have publicly complained they were abused while working as live-in caregivers for Dhalla and her family.
They alleged, during a public forum two weeks ago with two Ontario cabinet ministers, that their passports were seized, they worked unpaid overtime and were forced to do non-nanny jobs such as washing cars, shining shoes and cleaning family-owned chiropractic clinics.
And I just saw a poll that says that the Liberals were up in a poll terms of popularity amongst women...
Not sure if the Liberals will look so attractive to women voters, given this unfortunate scandal.
Via National Newswatch (the Star article, that is... the MAXIM thing I found accidentally while looking for a picture of Ruby)