Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanks For Pointing That Out

From today's Star:

There has been no...apology from Saskatchewan MP Maurice Vellacott for his unflattering depiction of women seeking abortions, which also applauded Saskatoon doctors for restricting access to abortion services.

"Pro-life feminists have ... come to see abortion as part of a male agenda to have women more sexually available," said the controversial MP in an anti-abortion news release sent out Nov. 20.

And another story here from the Calgary Sun. The statements come from a news release posted to Vellacot's website on the 20th, and reported by me on the 21st. Today is the 25th, and it looks like its only being reported because the Oppo parties picked up on it yesterday. C'mon MSM, chop chop! You're supposed to be ahead of the game in these things. I'm not supposed to be doing your job for you! I mean, it's like those girls always used to tell me: BCL this is crazy: I should be paying you.

PS. Anyone looking a nice bit of recent (unremarked) Tory stupidity can look here, wherein Stockwell Day asks who can forget Silken Laumann's Olympic triumph? and proves that he certainly can.


KC said...

Thats pretty well par for the course from Vellacott. I lived in his riding for a few years. Good luck getting an 'apology' from him as I'm sure he stands by his remarks.

The sad reality is that he probably isn't going anywhere. He's been one of the nuttiest MP's in Canada for years but is re-elected over and over again by wide margins.

KC said...

Unfortunately Saskatoon has some of the quirkiest riding boundaries in the country. The city is essentially divided into a four piece pie and each 'piece' extends beyond the city itself to include a wide swath of rural area. That alone almost guarantees a Conservative rout every time. If there was an urban Saskatoon riding the result may be different (I know they have some NDP MLA's from the city and Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar actually was almost an NDP pickup last time).

Ti-Guy said...

"Pro-life feminists have ... come to see abortion as part of a male agenda to have women more sexually available."

I'd like someone to ask him who these "pro-life feminists" are. Gwen Landolt? Little Miss Touch-Me-Not?

You'd think wormy little creeps like Vellacott would welcome the prospect of women being more sexually available, but I suspect women really aren't his thing.

Ti-Guy said...

Oops. Little Miss Touch-Me-Not.