11 December 2008

Politics Trumps Principle...Again

But coming from him, on this matter? I never thought I would see the day.

Harper to fill 18 Senate seats with Tory loyalists

The rationale is that is he's wary the coalition will take over in January and do it themselves with their own loyalists, thus ensuring the perpetuity of the Liberal-dominated Senate. Why let others get the shot at patronage appointments when you can do it yourself, right? This one just makes me sad. I railed at Martin for putting his campaign manager Francis Fox in there, and I'm very disappointed to see that Harper's going to reward his old stalwarts with similar career golden parachutes.

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