From the TO Sun, Ralph Klein took a crack at Belinda during a charity roast on Tuesday:
Klein also pointed out that Stronach, who had been dating Leafs tough guy Tie Domi, had been a Conservative when she roasted him, but was now a Liberal MP.
"I wasn't surprised she crossed over," he said, setting up the punchline. "I don't think she ever did have a Conservative bone in her body -- well, maybe one."
Klein paused, waiting for the laughter to fade, then said: "Speaking of Peter MacKay...
I suppose it speaks ill of me that I giggled at this remark. But the important political point is that, even after three weeks of hoopla, the Tories still think they can make hay with cheap anti-Belinda remarks. Does this say something about the nature of Canada, or the nature of Belinda? You figure it out. The Libs have been wasting their time on this issue when they could have been pressing the Tories on their "Green" Plan (instead of letting Layton hog the spotlight), or bashing them on their investment trust flip-flop. Canadians sent them to Parliament with a more important job to do than defend Belinda Stronach's honor.
As for Peter MacKay, he doesn't need Belinda to get himself in trouble. Turns out Poppa MacKay used the fax machine in his son's constituency office to transmit letters defending businessman Karlheinz Schreiber, who is fighting extradition to Germany on fraud charges over the Airbus affair.
On the other hand, if Peter's ever caught making it with Condi in the bell-room of the Peace Tower, you'll read about it here first.