A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Give me a break.

From CTV :

OTTAWA -- Opposition MPs are calling on media organizations to fire a former Brian Mulroney aide for referring to Belinda Stronach as a bitch.

A British Columbia MP, New Democrat Dawn Black, says it's shocking that anyone would use Norman Spector as a political commentator after his remarks.

Spector told a Vancouver radio talk show that Stronach's breakup with Conservative MP Peter MacKay, as well as a role she is alleged to have had in the marital problems of former Toronto Maple Leaf Tie Domi, means she is a bitch.

Spector, who was also Canada's ambassador to Israel, did not back down from the remarks.

In an interview with the Globe and Mail, he pointed to the Oxford English Dictionary's definition of a bitch as someone who is malicious or treacherous.

But Judy Wasylycia-Leis, another New Democrat MP, says Spector's comments were unforgivable and hurt women everywhere.

So, does this mean that if some one calls me a 'bastard', they've insulted 'men everywhere'? Or was that just a ridiculous talking point from a New Democrat Party MP? Enquiring minds want to know.

Let's be honest here; the only person 'hurt' by these comments is Belinda Stronach. Politics is a tough business and you have to expect people to call you nasty names every once in a while. Anger at politicians knows no gender bias, so it's about time we stopped being silly and pretending that it does.

On a side note, Mr. Mackay made a vague reference that indirectly compared his ex-girlfriend to a dog, and was hounded for three weeks by the media. Mr. Spector straight up called her a bitch; any bets as to how long he'll be in the dog house for? Probably a day or so.


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