Monday, June 8, 2009

As the son of a mother who had to have chemo, nothing is "sexy" about Raitt's attitude

Given that one of the images the Tories used against Dion in the last election was "not to roll the dice" with him, this is pretty ironic. Raitt was "ready to roll the dice" on the isotope crisis, and that that the crisis was "sexy" and "all about money."

We had one Tory cabinet minister earlier wishing for the death of a Liberal MP from a disease which popped up under his watch, now we have another belittling her own governments mismanagement of the isotope situation by calling it "sexy." As the son of a parent who had to undergo chemotherapy, I would like to tell Ms. Raitt that there is nothing "sexy" about her handling of herself and her government on this issue, reaching back to the firing of Linda Keen.

And, what does Raitt have to say about her fellow cabinet mate, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq?

"’s hard for her to come out of a co-operative government into this rough-and-tumble. She had a question in the House yesterday, or two days ago, that planked. I really hope she never gets anything hot.”

While her now fired aide is critical of Ms. Aglukkaq's ministerial handling, saying "you need to also demonstrate leadership as a minister."

How long until Harper reverses his decision to not accept Raitt's resignation, hours or days?

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