I honestly don’t know why people are so shocked about our adorable speaker, Andy Scheer. I always knew he would be a hyper-partisan speaker. Others speculated about whether or not he could be non-partisan, as well, despite the fact that the Harpercons would’ve preferred someone older.
And when push comes to shove in the Chamber, there are questions of whether he will remain totally non-partisan. He is known as a very nice guy – but also a Stephen Harper guy.
Yes, recently, young Andy Scheer is proving to be more and more the Harpercon yes man. Can’t for the life of me figure out why, Stevie and his friends would’ve wanted a deal with the NDP to ensure an older speaker, obviously, brown nosing has no age limits. I think they’re getting more than their money’s worth.
Today, the adorable Speaker Scheer ruled in favour of the Harpercons and against Irwin Cotler regarding the matter of those pollsters, hired by the Harpercons to spread rumours rampantly about his supposed impending retirement/resignation and would they support the Harpercons (Saulie Zajdel is waiting in the wings, already a “shadow MP”, ready to pounce on a moment’s notice). Just to give his ruling a slight hint of ‘non-partisanship’, he decided to call what was done to Mr. Cotler, ‘reprehensible’.
Scheer says the strategy is “reprehensible” but outside his authority. He says he’s entirely sympathetic to Cotler and that there’s no doubt Cotler has been bombarded by calls and emails from confused constituents.
But Scheer said he has difficulty concluding Cotler hasn’t been able to carry out his parliamentary duties, and that that is the key issue in a question of privilege.
“I can understand how [Cotler] and others are seeking relief from the climate of cynicism — not to say contempt — about parliamentary institutions and practice that seems to prevail. But I fear that such relief is not within my gift: the Speaker’s powers in these matters are limited, as my predecessors have repeatedly stated,” he said.
And there you basically have it, boys ‘n’ girls. You know what? I think Andy Scheer’s ruling is reprehensible. This also means that the Harpercons will likely step up their efforts to gaslight Irwin Cotler out of his Mount-Royal seat. Why not? Andy Scheer pretty much sent the message that Stevie and his puppets can do whatever the hell they like.
Oh, and boys ‘n’ girls, I should take this opportunity to remind you all that this isn’t the first time Andy Scheer has ruled in favour of the Harpercons’ bad behaviour. He did clear Tugboat Tony Clement last week in in feud over G8 committee transcript .
See a pattern developping?