The Durham NDP candidate who called an anti-war activist a "fascist bitch" and other derogatory names has called it quits.
Late last night, the NDP issued a statement from Andrew McKeever pulling the plug on his candidacy.
"Because of the repetition of comments I made before becoming a candidate, comments that I have already apologized for and profoundly regret, I can no longer continue as a candidate," McKeever wrote. "This ceaseless repetition is damaging to everyone concerned including those I have hurt ... I cannot allow my candidacy to detract from the important decisions Canadians must make."
Whatever the genesis of this decision (whether initiated by the candidate or the party) it is the right thing to do. Now the last man standing among candidates who bared their hearts on little too thoroughly on-line is Ryan Warawa, Tory hopeful in Vancouver East, with his possible libel and pornographic ramblings. He too should go.
Steve V from the comments:
See, they are ready to govern. The NDP has already mastered the late Friday bad news dump. Very clever Jack.