For Blogging Tory Aaron's sake, I will make my case here civilly and politely. Here:
MPs' visit to imprisoned woman slammed as 'photo op'
A trip by two Conservative MPs to Mexico to visit a Canadian woman who's been imprisoned without trial for two years is being slammed by her supporters as manipulative and cynical political grandstanding.
"This is absolutely disgusting," said Deb Tieleman, a childhood friend of Brenda Martin who has led the campaign to win the release of the 51-year-old Trenton, Ont., native.
Tieleman was responding to news that the mandate of Jason Kenney and Rick Norlock was not to gain Martin's release, but simply to ensure her legal and health rights are being observed by Mexico...
Norlock is the MP for Northumberland Quinte West, which includes Trenton.
When he was approached by a Canwest News Service reporter in February 2007 for the first story about Martin's imprisonment, he told the reporter he had reviewed her file and said she belonged in prison.
He then abruptly hung up and did not return subsequent calls. Norlock was on his way to Mexico Tuesday morning and could not be reached for comment.
His executive assistant, Tom Rittwage, insisted that Norlock has been concerned about Martin and has been working diligently on her case "since Day 1."
Rittwage said the trip is not a photo opportunity.
"This is no different than what we have been doing all along," he said. "This is a path we have been following since January 2007. Rick Norlock has been doing everything that he can do on this."
Martin's mother, Marjorie Bletcher, said that had Norlock called her before he went on the trip, she would have told him not to go because Brenda Martin does not want to see him.
"He wouldn't even return my phone calls and he was rude to me when he finally did," Bletcher said. "He has done nothing and now the only reason he is going down there is to try save his job."
Oh, and then there's this:
Martin illegally arrested: Mexican justice official
EDMONTON - The Canadian woman who has been imprisoned in Mexico for more than two years was illegally arrested and detained and could have been freed within 72 hours had Canada's consulate done its job, says a senior federal Mexican justice official.
The initial failure by the consulate to properly represent Brenda Martin was followed by a series of procedural blunders by Mexico's attorney general's department and a succession of inept and corrupt Mexican defence lawyers. The result is a legal mess so tangled that the only quick way out of prison for Martin is through a presidential decree or if she pleads guilty to a criminal charge and is extradited, said the federal official, who requested anonymity for fear of being fired...
"They do not want her in this country one minute more," the official said. "They (Mexico's attorney general's department) want to find her guilty of a criminal charge as quickly as possible and ship her out of the country.
There you go, Aaron. So ... what kind of language do you think would be appropriate here? Go ahead. I'm listening.
BY THE WAY, AARON, pay the fuck attention to this bit:
"They do not want her in this country one minute more," the official said.
Did you catch that, Aaron? Mexico doesn't want her. They want to be rid of her. In other words (and see if you can keep up with this, Aaron), the only way the Stephen Harper Party of Canada could possibly not get her back is if they explicitly choose to leave her there.
Now do you see why I think your precious Conservative Party of Canada are a bunch of evil, worthless cocksuckers? Yeah, you knew that civility thing couldn't possibly last. So sue me. Oh, wait ... bad choice of words these days, isn't it?
WHOOPSIE, AARON, I almost forgot to point out the compassionate conservatism of one of your Blogging Tory colleagues. And make sure you read the similar sentiments in the comments section there.
And for the record, Aaron, "Hunter" is also a mean-spirited, worthless cunt. But I'll bet you saw that coming, right?
(Wag of the tail to Frank Frink in an earlier comment.)