tropical77W From Canada, joined Dec 2009, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3112 times:
Quoting mariner (Reply 2):
It's life, it happens. I don't approve of it or condone it, but people get stressed. Who knows what was going on in her life, personal or professional, or if she'd a eaten a bad oyster.
Well her husband (former tory MP who lost one of the safest conservative seats in the country to a hard left party) got pulled over earlier and was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession.
It doesnt help that many (even tory supporters) see her as being one of the denser politicians in this country. Anyone see that british tv show the thick of it? its like a plotline right out of there.
mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 26652 posts, RR: 82
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3108 times:
Quoting tropical77W (Reply 3): Well her husband (former tory MP who lost one of the safest conservative seats in the country to a hard left party) got pulled over earlier and was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession.
She apologized because it became public, not because she thought she did anything wrong. If she was sorry, she would have apologized before she left. MP or not, she should not have been put on the flight.
Absolutely not. Erratic behaviour aside, she could have been stressed by events relating to her husbands arrest? We can only speculate as to the motive of her actions. It does not change the fact that her behaviour was unbecoming of an elected representative of the people.
Tasered to death, more likely. She threw her deadly weapons (her shoes) after all and the RCMP might just fear for their lives.
And the editorial was even more offensive. No doubt he'd be the first to complain about over-stuffed overhead bins opening during turbulence and disgorging their contents upon his puny, pointy-dunce-cap-like head of his.
This behaviour clearly does not pass the Transit Operator's test. This behaviour wouldn't be accepted on a transit bus anywhere, ever. She'd be physically thrown off by some of my colleagues if they had their druthers.
kgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4466 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2670 times:
I know a couple of local newsprint and local CBC people in Charlottetown.
And oddly enough, in the venue where this event unfolded, they're apparenty not touching this story with a stick.
Otherwise, aside from giving fodder to the opposition, even news stories calling for her resignation over this escapade admit she's done good work in PEI where she's worked to improve the conditions of women.