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I know conservatives, conservatives are friends of mine…

June 9th, 2009

and you Lisa Raitt, are no conservative.

One of those great non-stories is Lisa Raitt saying the isotope scandal is sexy. Yes, we are talking about people’s lives. Yes it is insensitive. But does anybody believe every other politician doesn’t see issues this way, even if it dramatically affects peoples lives. Does anybody believe editors and reporters don’t look at stories this way, regardless of how much pain and suffering is involved in the story. Frankly, a little less hyperventilating from the latter would do wonders to decrease Canada’s hypocrisy emissions.

No, you want scandal that will stick, here it is:

This is an easy one. You know what solves this problem? Money. And if it’s just about money, we’ll figure it out. It’s not a moral issue.

And again

…it’s sexy,” says Ms. Raitt. “Radioactive leaks. Cancer.”

“Nuclear contamination,” says Ms. MacDonnell.

But it’s only about money,” says Ms. Raitt.

For a scandal that sticks, pocket book issues can’t be beat. And of course, this is an issue that would anger the Conservatives base voters.

Lisa Raitt's Money Ball

Lisa Raitt's Money Ball

The problem, of course, is that the other parties and the media, see nothing interesting in that quote. Of course  issues can be solved with money, that’s why it’s called moneyball, isn’t it? All the easier to throw it around with.

I, however, would like to see Conservative cabinet ministers view their job as something more than throwing my money at their problems. The country has a scandalous $50B deficit, cabinet ministers are caught on tape saying it’s just… money, it’s only… money, and everybody thinks the scandal is she has a mouth like an editor.

I wouldn’t kiss her with that mouth granted, but if your looking for a scandal, go with the money quote everytime.



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