Sunday, December 11, 2005

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb Strike Again

Last week, Jason Kenney made a complete ass of himself, this week, his ideological twin, Rob Anders has followed suit.

In an effort to "help" the Conservative campaign in Richmond B.C., Mr. Anders sent out a classic CPC "have you quit beating your wife yet?" survey. Considering that Mr. Anders is a candidate in Calgary West, I can only imagine his campaign teams reasoning for sending something out to the residents of Richmond might be (at taxpayer's expense, no less!)

Even more embarrassing, the survey was clearly written by someone with only the most tenuous grasp on the english language:

One question appears: "Do you support homosexual sex marriage?".

I can't even parse that one sensibly.

Second, what the heck is a question about marriage doing on a questionnaire about crime? Canada decriminalized sodomy in the late 1960s (and to the best of my knowledge, stereotypical lesbian sexual practices have never been criminalized), so I can only imagine what the authors of this "survey" were thinking.

It's pretty pathetic when an MP's incompetence becomes the key issue for your opponents - I can only hope that Kenney's Liberal opponent, James Ludwar seizes the same opportunity to jump all over Kenney the same way that Pollock is going after the incompetence of Anders.

The mind boggles, doesn't it?

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