Don’t worry, folks, Tom Mulcair is going to coach these new kids on the block.
Mulcair, who is also the deputy NDP leader, said the House of Commons will provide training on procedures and the duties of Members of Parliament, and he will coach the new MPs on their work within the NDP caucus.
“I will help,” Mulcair told reporters, presenting a selection of winning NDP candidates on Tuesday.
However, today, the coach became the flake.
Thomas Mulcair, who stands in for NDP Leader Jack Layton in the House of Commons when he is away, told CBC’s Power & Politics with Evan Solomon that he doesn’t believe photos exist of bin Laden following his killing by U.S. forces on Sunday in Pakistan.
“I don’t think, from what I’ve heard, that those pictures exist and if they do I’ll leave that up to the American military,” he told host Evan Solomon.
“If they’ve got pictures of a cadaver then there’s probably more going on than we suspect in what happened there,” Mulcair said.
Oops! I would expect this from a Harpercon or one of the Blogging SupposiTories, but from Tom Mulcair? I may never have been wild about the man, but one thing I always thought was that Mulcair was smart. Oh boy, this is not prime minister in waiting material.
Why in hell would we want to see photos of the cadaver who masterminded the crime of the millenium? Didn’t think you were that ghoulish, Mr. Mulcair.
Oh, looky here, seems that even the NDP is still showing some division within it’s own caucus.
NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar said the party does not doubt the U.S. government has photos.
“We have no reason to doubt the veracity of President Obama’s statement,” Dewar wrote in an emailed statement.
“I understand that the U.S. government has photos, but decided not to release them as they do not want them used as trophies. This is a legitimate concern. We agree these types of photos shouldn’t be used as propaganda tools.
I always knew Paul Dewar was the sane one of the NDP. He would make a great party leader if he learned French; much better than Mulcair.
One thing about those ghoulish fools demanding those macabre photos. Why in hell would Barak Obama lie about something as big as killing Osama BinLaden? In publicly admitting such a thing, he has put the American citizens at further risk for retribution. With all the head-aches Barak Obama must contend with, why add another by making such a huge claim if it were false? Obama has nothing to gain here. Yikes!
As for those new kids on parliament hill, don’t listen to your coach when he makes silly statements like that. Mulcair’s reputation is already built and as such, he’ll come out of that unscathed, however, kids, you’re just starting. Many folks, including your’s truly, have strong reservations about you. Making statements like won’t get you very far.