As I suspected, London NDP MP Irene Mathyssen's apology to Conservative MP James Moore will eventually arrive laced with fake outrage:
"I would say we all learned some lessons," she said of the brouhaha she sparked when she complained to Speaker Peter Milliken on Wednesday about seeing the image on the laptop of Moore, who sits in front of her in the Commons.
The two lessons, Mathyssen said, were: "I should have spoken to him (Moore); and he, that his personal photos do not belong on the floor of the House of Commons. I regret I didn't speak to him first because his behaviour was inappropriate."
A point I actually agree with, for no other reason than if you ever did what Moore did in the corporate world, you would soon find yourself in the HR office, getting gently corrected. Yes its sad that people are anal these days, but they are anal these days and, as far as I can tell, nobody's planning to make it illegal. It isn't really a left/right thing either. Accidentally show an exposed cyber-tit to the evangelical office girl down the hall (the one who has pamphlets on her desk) and see what happens. The problem is, of course, that she's so damned hot in those tight sweaters that your mind is fairly overwhelmed with images of spanking her in the columbarium, and nailing her stand-up style against the chancel railing...
But I digress.
The point is, I suppose, where would you rather have people like Irene Mathyssen? Out on the street, or in Parliament where they can't do too much damage.