13 June 2010

Family values?

Hastings-Prince Edward County Liberal candidate Ken Cole has apparently walked away from the party...

Cole cited personal reasons in his decision to step aside. Cole, a father of two sons, said he wants to spend more time with his family.

"These decisions are personal," he said. "For me, family comes before country. At this time, with everything that's going on, I need to focus on my family."
Well... in todays hurry-hurry, gotta get mine world... that's a pretty damned admirable sentiment... wait a minute...
Cole said his decision gained more steam following his re-marriage and the birth of his now 10-month-old son.
Not to be a nitpicker here, Ken... but is there a reason the first family had to play second fiddle?


UPDATE: 20:37

It has just occured to me that... given the sometimes dubious standard of journalism at the Belleville Intelligencer... Mr Cole may have been done an injustice.

It is possible that, despite the use of the word "re-marriage" in the Intell article... that Ken Cole has simply renewed his vows. I await word from any local reader who knows what the actual story is here.


Anonymous said...

What's the smear here? Cole, as a Liberal candidate, is incapable of "family values"?

Got the time to post about all the Conservative MP's that are on their 2nd or 3rd marriages?

What about right wing icon Rush Limbaugh? How times has he re-married?

As we know, the main mantra of the right is:

"Our principles don't apply to us."

Neo Conservative said...

"another anonymous troll screeches... What's the smear here?"

yup... a smear... unlike your hysterical slam on rush limbaugh?

you guys kill me.


Anonymous said...

Hardly a screech, merely a reasonable observation. You're implying that Cole's decision to step down as Liberal candidate isn't motivated by his desire to spend more time with his family. Do you deny that?

Anyone who read my comment can plainly see 2 things:

1. my truthful observation about Limbaugh's many failed marriages isn't hysterical

2. Irony isn't your strong suit.

you guys kill me...

Trust me sweetheart, the feelings mutual.

Neo Conservative said...

sorry, nonny... you can spew whatever you want about rushbo... or barry goldwater for that matter... but the fact is... your "reasonable observation" has nothing to do with ken cole suddenly discovering that his family is more important than his political aspirations.

as for mr cole's motivation... you think he'd be trotting out the "family values" stuff if daryl kramp hadn't kicked his ass last time around?