Harper's Appointments Commisioner - Quip of the DaySave this online in Del.icio.us. [?] Vote For this Post
PM Stephen Harper scrapped the idea of an appointments commission in light of strong opposition from, well, the opposition. The opposition's problem wasn't with the idea, but with the candidate, because he said that much violence and drug has come with Carribean immigrants... Anyways, small-time partisan politics aside (I think Harper just wants to make them look bad on ethics, and they want to make him look bad on tolerance), the funny stuff is in what they said, and what it sounded like:
From CTV's coverage:
Nash, a Toronto MP, told Morgan: "You said and I quote: 'The social side is too evident with the runaway violence driven mostly by Jamaican immigrants in Toronto'."
Morgan denied he was intolerant, saying: "We basically love the Caribbean.We tend their churches. In fact, in January we were at an all-black church."
Those of you with a quick mind probably see where I'm going with this:
"We love the Caribbean... [Thought bubble: "We love it... My wife and I cruise through it at least once a month!"]
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