OTTAWA -- Opposition Liberals have demanded an apology from Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay for apparently referring to his former romantic partner, Liberal MP Belinda Stronach, as a dog during a nasty Question Period in the House of Commons yesterday.
The incident occurred as Environment Minister Rona Ambrose was defending her new clean-air program from Liberal accusations that it does nothing concrete for the environment.
Liberal MP David McGuinty taunted Mr. MacKay, suggesting that if the Conservatives do not care about the health of people, they should care about the health of animals. Mr. McGuinty demanded to know: "Don't you care about your dog?"
Mr. MacKay, who dated Ms. Stronach when she was a Conservative, heckled back: "You already have her."
Tsk. I can think of many more-descriptive ways to describe Miss Stronach: "vapid clotheshorse"; "the dilettante debutante"; "high-functioning moron" immediately come to mind. Or my favorite: "Tie Domi's blowup doll."
Nevertheless, brevity is the soul of wit, so "dog" takes the day.
I watched in astonishment this afternoon as Mike Duffy Live devoted its entire hour to this ginned-up "scandal." Particularly amusing were the outraged women, like Craig Oliver, Scott Reid, and the odious David McGuinty. Between them all I don't think they could grow a pair. And we ain't talkin' tits.