May 17, 2005

Belinda Stronach: "Paris Hilton of Canadian Politics"


Posted by Kate at May 17, 2005 1:35 PM

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Tracked on May 17, 2005 4:16 PM


Thought you might like this comment from an anonymous poster on Newslog, in response to the assertion that Stronach has displayed moral strength:

"Moral strength? How much moral strength does it take to take a bribe - a ministership - from Paul Martin (who is desparate to do ANYTHING to keep his job) while simultaneously putting a knife in Stephen Harper's back. It's no secret there was never much love lost between those two.

So yes, she betrayed principle, honour, and people's trust in her for personal gain. SHE'LL FIT RIGHT IN TO THE LIBERAL PARTY."

Posted by: thparkth at May 17, 2005 1:41 PM

Belinda Stronach defects from Conservatives to Liberals: raises the moral standards of both parties.

Posted by: TimR at May 17, 2005 2:06 PM

Anybody thinking of a BLONDE AMBITION TOUR? I believe Belinda does ...

Posted by: Ron at May 17, 2005 2:22 PM

Thanks for the great idea. I've updated my blog accordingly. (Actually, the resemblance really is> amazing!)

Posted by: ed_in_cda at May 17, 2005 2:36 PM

They ought to amke a rule: Crossing the floor triggers an automatic by-election.

Posted by: Edward Teach at May 17, 2005 2:59 PM

We're better of without her, but the timing couldn't be worse. Well, I guess it could be in the middle of an election.

Posted by: Candace at May 17, 2005 3:03 PM

In the USA absolutely no American conservative girl would ever, under any circumstances, sleep with Bill Clinton. We would never trust any woman who would consider it.

Posted by: Greg at May 17, 2005 3:03 PM

That's the difference, isn't it? Canadians want no morality, just the freedom to sleep around and be proud of it. But it's the fags that want to be married and faithful(?)....go figure.

Posted by: Doug at May 17, 2005 3:06 PM

Re: "Paris Hilton of Canadian Politics"

Being a little unfair to Paris are we? Paris may be easy but she isn't cheap to buy.

Posted by: John B at May 17, 2005 3:47 PM

For someone with the moral terptitude of a snake, she's certainly found the perfect lair.

Posted by: peter at May 17, 2005 4:07 PM

I Googled Belinda dot com
But found the link to be wrong
Should have been dot cee eh
It works better that way
But Belinda dot com could have won.

Posted by: TNR at May 17, 2005 4:18 PM

TimR Made a very perceptive remark.

Posted by: The Fog is Clearing at May 17, 2005 5:25 PM

FWIW, I think that this will probably -- let me repeat, probably -- hurt the Liberals in the long run. Those who follow American politics may remember what happened to former California governor Gray Davis. His efforts to stay in power, including interfering in a Reublican primary, finally got the voters completely fed up with him.

(I had a little more to say about this on my site.)

Posted by: Jim Miller at May 17, 2005 5:48 PM

This is only a good move for the libs as a short-term strategy. I agree that her contribution in the long run will not be positive.

The interesting thing is, however, is that conservative bloggers have been calling her a whore or, even worse, Paris Hilton, all day. Funny, but I don't recall any derogatory comments about Belinda when she was a Conservative.

Who says dogma is dead?

Posted by: Phoff at May 17, 2005 6:20 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot...when I read "So yes, she betrayed principle, honour, and people's trust in her for personal gain" in the first comment, by thparkth, I was positive s/he was referring to Peter McKay and the knife he stuck in David Orchard's back.

Posted by: Phoff at May 17, 2005 6:23 PM

'I don't recall any derogatory comments about Belinda when she was a Conservative' Well, duh, that's 'cause it's acting the whore that gets you called a whore. I think it would be a nice gesture to provide a free condom and penicillin prescription to every Liberal who has to sit on the same bench with her.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 17, 2005 7:20 PM

Phoff; Whoever you are you are talking after the fact. Why would anyone call someone a traitor or a seller of their own self if they have not done that deed? People are calling belinda a name that fits her actions. What is the price? Who knows; as Mr. Shaw said when speaking to some "lady" of the day,"We know what you are-all we are haggling about is the price!" Why would anyone think anything else?

Posted by: Jema54 at May 17, 2005 7:30 PM

By the way, the agenda has already started. On TVOntario, Studio 2, there's Don Martin and another, talking about how Belinda's leaving is 'devastating' to the CPC, because - get this:
She funded the merger of the Alliance and Reform; she was one of the top 500 business CEOs in Canada; she was a 'moderate', a 'poster girl' for the contrast to Stephen Harper's 'rigid'.....etc, etc.

That's her role. To destroy Harper and ensure a Liberal win.

Posted by: ET at May 17, 2005 8:14 PM

She saw the light. The Con.s are not mainstream and do not represent Canadians. The monotonic Mr. Angry (the name the Globe gave to Harper) lacks ability. He would benefit from experience in the private sector to learn the challenges of Canadians.

Posted by: Sad Tories at May 17, 2005 10:38 PM

Her boyfriend was cheating on her by sleeping with seperatists. I would have dumped him too.

BTW, all your sexist Paris comments only serve to reveal the type of jealous immature perverts you really are. Just look at scary harper's high school photo and you'll see what I mean.

I'm glad you're showing your true colours now, and not after the next election, where you hoped to rule with a 30% minority, and the help of the seperatists.

Posted by: mockpuppet at May 18, 2005 2:03 PM

Oh.. like the Martin government has?

The fact that the Bloc has voted with the Liberals more often than the Conservatives is conveniently forgotten....

Posted by: Kate at May 18, 2005 2:37 PM

That's because the conservative agenda is so looney (the part that's not hidden) they are forced to vote with the sane parties sometimes.

Preston Manning is spinning in his grave.

Posted by: mockpuppet at May 18, 2005 5:04 PM

Duh.. I'm a thoughtful conservative. I'm so angry at that blond bimbo bitch I might say something that would expose me as the sexist bigot redneck I really am!

Posted by: mockpuppet at May 18, 2005 5:06 PM

heh puppet,
do you know what hollow points are?
I have them in my unregistered rifles.

Posted by: doug at May 18, 2005 6:21 PM

Im sorry, dont mean to be a loose cannon and go off like that, from now on I will be more civil like pmpm and belinda.

Posted by: doug at May 18, 2005 6:31 PM

Wow! Every dumb-ass moronic troll who has ever visited SDA seems to be here today, gloating.

Ironic, then, that this defection is only going to hurt the lieberals. But that's ok, shortsightedness is the very definition of liberalism.

Too funny.

Posted by: CodeTech at May 18, 2005 6:53 PM

power = corruption = despotism = Belinda fitting right in with PM.

Posted by: jack at May 19, 2005 3:35 AM

Belinda Stronach has as much moral fibre as over-cooked noodles and the backbone of a worm.

Posted by: warptweet at May 20, 2005 2:00 AM