Conservative Senate Appointments Looming
Harper Names Nine New Tory Porkers To Senate
"OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is preparing to reward some of his longest-serving and most loyal political operatives with Senate appointments that could come as early as this week, Canwest News Service has learned. [...]
Harper's advisers want the news out within the next 10 days, before the Labour Day weekend, while voter attention to politics is less intense than it would be this fall. Harper is sure to come under fire — perhaps even by critics in his own party — for engaging in the same kind of patronage politics that drew harsh criticism from him and other Conservatives when previous Liberal governments did it.
But Conservatives are bracing themselves for a few days of rocky headlines with talking points that include telling reporters that if Senator David Smith, who was former prime minister Jean Chretien's campaign mastermind, deserves a Senate seat, so too does Finley for playing the same role for Harper in his election campaigns. Finley, who was employed by Conservative party and not by the PMO, was and will remain the party's campaign manager."
And just for the record, to all Liberal bloggers who are whining about Harper's Senate appointments, here is a photo of the most recent 'Liberal Party appointments' to the Senate when you were last in government.
Canada's Appointed - Unelected - Undemocratic Senate - Abolish It!!!