Sunday, May 1, 2011

Today. Jim Flaherty's cousin came a callin' for my vote

I live in the riding of St. Paul's. The Conservative candidate in that riding is Maureen Harquail. Her singular claim to fame is that she's Jim Flaherty's cousin. That didn't count for much in the 2008 election when she unsuccessfully ran in the riding of Willowdale. So I guess she thought she'd try her luck in St. Paul's?

Today she and one of her campaign workers came a callin' for my vote. I told then I would never vote for their party in my life on the strength of the lie that Stephen Harper perpetrated on Canadians during the 2006 election when he said he would never tax income trusts. The campaign worker said he had been hearing that from a lot of voters.

At this point Maureen Harquail joined her campaign worker at my door and I repeated that comment and went of to add that the worse part was that the rationale Harper and Harquail's cousin. Jim Flaherty used to justify their treachery was a lie itself....the fraudulent argument that income trusts cause tax leakage.

At this point Maureen realized she was wasting her time and went running away to the next house saying "That's your opinion", to which I responded "No, it's not my opinion, it's a matter of fact!" and added "How appropriate that you are running away, away from the facts. Keeping running Maureen. That's your idea of 'Here for Canada', by running from the facts."


Dr Mike said...

Wow , did she pick the wrong house.

Facts are their enemy.

Dr Mike

Bruce Benson said...

Yes, I hear that there is lots of "Running Away From the Facts" but that doesen't matter because CON's are operating a bubble. Seems CON Canditates are afraid to face the voters by refusing to show up for any all party debates. One of them was the famous "Chicken Man" Harper who set the example when he refused to debate Iggy one on one. Flaherty set another example by refusing to debate Brent Fullard in 2008. CON canditates say they are "Here for Canada", give me a break, they are in it for themselves and they feel absolutely no responsibility to the voting public. If you think the candidate in your area will listen to you after the election, give your collective heads a shake. Not going to happen.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the CPC advert on your blog!!


Rotterdam said...

The Liberal or NDP never came to my door in Oak Ridges Markham...never dared.
I would have loved to give them a piece of my mind.

Kudos to Maureen Harquail for knocking on doors.

Brent Fullard said...

Kudos to Maureen Harquail?

The moment she learned I wasn't a potential supporter, she turned around to leave, at which point I told he she needed to hear what I had to say, since she was running to represent the people of St. Paul's and not just the CONs of St. Paul.

That's when she uttered her comment "That's your opinion"

Deserving of kudos?

More like deserving of a kick in the ass!

Jim McDonald said...

I am voting for her because Layton in power is worse.

Rotterdam said...

she came to your door!

Brent Fullard said...

She wanted my vote......had no interest in what I had to say.

How self serving is that?