Friday, March 30, 2007

Turncoat Tim: Newest Tory MPP Has Dark Past!

Ontario Liberal MPP Tim Peterson moving to the Tories? Hmm. Where have I heard that name before? Oh, I remember now:

In 1997, [Tim Peterson] pleaded guilty to the minor offence of removing a sign belonging to Peter Cobbold, a Reform Party candidate running against his brother Jim in the federal riding of Willowdale.

Interestingly enough, this bit of information can only be found in the cached wiki story on Mr. Peterson. His official wiki bio has the paragraph excised.

(You know, its funny how the mind works. I didn't even follow politics too closely back in 1997, other than loathing the Reform Party, but somehow I recall this incident. Tim kicked over some signs on election night.)

This might be it for today, so I will just note the latest Ipsos-Reid which has everyone pretty much back to their election night totals, which is hilarious considering the piece appears in the Natty Post just under this bit of blovating by Ivison.

Note also, that it isn't like committing this kind of "minor" offence is a sign of great Evil. It's more that getting caught is a sign of great stupidity.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"And, worst of all, they have a leader whose accent reminds English Canadians of the French soldier in Monty Python and the Holy Grail who told his adversaries to "go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person."" - Ivison

And I think he must getting advice from that parrot on his shoulder. If Spam were a politician it would be Stephi.

As for Peterson, he sees the writing and wants to save his sorry butt. McSquinty is gone, a few too many lies.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:07 - sounds like a pathetic person - a bigot - unintelligent.

Boy there's a lot of scum out there isn't there?

Peterson was simply made because he didn't get a cabinet post - an opportunist - I wonder what John Tory offered him?

Ti-Guy said...

"And, worst of all, they have a leader whose accent reminds English Canadians of the French soldier in Monty Python and the Holy Grail who told his adversaries to "go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person."

I can't believe that sale boche Ivison wrote that. Gah, the paper's a rag.

Prairie Kid said...

How come this wasn't important when he was sitting as a Liberal? I didn't any post of your bringing up this fact. I find it amazing that when people are Liberals they can do whatever they want and there is never any problems with their behavior. Then when the turn Conservative, they're the scum of the earth.

Anonymous said...

Here's what Peterson had to say:

""John Tory convinced me that I should not work in the session against the party that helped me get elected and the party that the people of Mississauga South supported in the last election."

Did Garth Turner or Belinda Stronach have this much class?

Amanda said...

Good to see John Tory handling this properly. No inducements. No promises. No bribes.
This should be standard procedure.

I thought Ivison's take on Dion was pretty funny. Very funny, actually.

Bringing up past indiscretions by Peterson does seem like sour grapes if they weren't mentioned as a point of contention when he was a Liberal.

Anonymous said...

Dolton McLiar is going down, this is good news for Ontario. Lies and tax increases haven't done much for the province.