As I wrote here, a series of alleged death threats, trials, and nomination battles have roiled the Windsor-Essex Conservative riding association. But I could not have imagined the depths of depravity to which this intra-mural squabble seems to have sunk. Luckily, Richard Warnica of The Tyee is ready to wallow in the filth so we don't have to.
In brief, the case involved death threats apparently uttered in 2005 by Tory operative Nick Kouvalis against Tory MP Jeff Watson . The alleged threats were made before two witnesses, a pair of buxom young female volunteers for the Watson campaign.
However, the credibility of one witness was called into question when it became clear that she bore a grudge towards Mr. Kouvalis. She had recently ended an affair with Conservative caucus chair Rahim Jaffer, and Mr. Kouvalis had warned her to stay away from Peter MacKay. Furthermore, nude pictures of both witnesses turned up in emails to the local press, and this tended (in the judge's eyes at least) to further detract from the persuasiveness of their testimony.
This raises all sorts of questions, like: how many women can Peter MacKay chase at one time? Secondly, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought only Liberals were allowed to have sex. NDPers study the issues; Tories get drunk, ride out on horses, and shoot the heads off chickens.
Or are these guys what they used to call progressive Conservatives? If so, I don't know if I'd ever vote that way, but Jeff Watson might be in line for a suit-case full of adscam money from my personal stash.