Saturday, September 23, 2006

Being Accused Of Illegal Activities Is Not Good For Post-Sponsorship Liberals

Despite the Sponsorship Scandal, I'm really not one to attack the Liberals on corruption, for a few reasons:
  1. It probably was only a few members active in the scandal.
  2. Scandals eventually wear them and hearing more about them makes the public get annoyed.
  3. There are so many other reasons why the Liberals suck.
  4. Corruption in one party lowers the reputation of politicians in all parties.
Having said that, if I were a Leadership candidate in a political party tainted by corruption scandal, I would try to avoid anything with even the whiff of illegally. But, it looks like some of the Leadership Candidates are not doing this.

Joe Volpe is being accused of paying for Liberal memberships, a BIG no-no in today's political world. But then again, it is Volpe, so should anybody be surprised.

Stephane Dion, Ken Dryden, and Scott Brison are being accused of giving private membership lists to a newspaper for a poll. Considering that member lists are meant to be private information, who in their right mind would give them to a public newspaper.

I mean, this is 4/9 candidates that are being accused of illegal behaviour. This is not the way to rebuild public trust.

1 comment:

Shawn Rennebohm said...

Actually, that would be 5/9 if you included the Ignatieff camp that may be in trouble for leaking the information regarding Volpe's Dead Liberals to the Star.

Not a good week for the Liberals no doubt.