Hey Dan - Thanks for pointing out that the US doesn't have exclusivity on assholes in politics. We've got LOTS... There's a current scandal over the fact that our minister of immigration, Jason Kenney, excluded any mention of LBGT rights from the study guide for new immigrants. Kenney's been at it for a while too, my personal favorite being in 2005 when members of the anti-same-sex-marriage movement bought the rights to the domain www.donboudia.ca
(Don Boudia is a Liberal MP) and pointed it to an anti-SSM site. Kenney raced to their defense saying that is was Boudia's fault for not already reserving the domain.
Our own shit-disturbing journalist Rick Mercer (bless him!!) checked into it and guess who else had neglected to register all his domains? So Mercer bought it and pointed www.jasonkenney.org
to the website for Egale Canada, our national LBGT advocacy group. I'm pretty sure Jason's head exploded. :) For good giggle here’s Mercer’s blog account of the whole thing: http://rickmercer.blogspot.com/2005/06/j…
I think proroguing Parliament should be an euphemism for someone holding out on you “The first couple of dates have been great, but he’s still proroguing Parliament.”