Monday, June 06, 2005

So long, don't let the door hit your homophobic ass on the way out!

So, Pat O'Brien, the champion of the Liberal back-bench revolt against same-sex marriage, has decided to sit as an independent, citing his discontent with how the hearings are being handled by Parliament.

Good riddance to bad rubbish, I say. If Tom Wappel, Dan McTeague et. al want to join him, the more the merrier. The hearings are nothing more than a stalling mechanism at this point. The debate over same-sex marriage has been well and truly aired, Parliamentarians have made up their minds, and it's time to have the final vote and be done with it. Even Vic Toews seems to have realized that.

Now if the Liberals could just rid themselves of some more of their social conservative deadweight before the winter election, they might be able to take a defensible, principled stand on social issues again.

See-ya Pat!

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2 Comments:

At 1:08 pm, Blogger Idealistic Pragmatist said...

I thought something similar. I'm not even a Liberal, but seeing Pat O'Brien as a Liberal has always been a little uncomfortable. I say good riddance.

 
At 2:38 pm, Blogger Rick Barnes said...

Liberals are principled on social issues every election ; )

 

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