08 May 2011

That secretive, controlling Stephen Harp...

...wait a minute...

In her first interview since getting elected, the elusive New Democrat who made headlines for going to Las Vegas during the campaign admits she's never stepped foot in her riding but says she is looking forward to visiting soon.

In a halting phone interview conducted almost entirely in English, Ms. Brosseau sounds nervous and at one point takes more than 20 seconds to answer a question while papers are heard being shuffled.

She said she has learned a lot over the week during meetings with other party members and leader Jack Layton... and her “skin is getting thicker by the day.”

NDP officials continue to shield her from the national media and The Canadian Press was denied an interview with her again Saturday.
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FROM THE COMMENTS: Maybe it's shiatsu...
"Her 'skin is getting thicker'? What are they doing to her?"


13 comments:

syncrodox said...

Neo

this will of course be heralded as an example of why women are unattracted to politics...

Neo Conservative said...

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funny... this woman's never even been in the riding, a single mom who doesn't speak french & obviously knows sweet f-a about politics...

i was just thinking it's more an example... of what lemmings quebec voters must be.

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oxygentax said...

From the interview - She went to Vegas for her birthday on April 27th. That was almost a full 2 weeks after the "Orange Crush" first appeared. One would think that the NDP headquarters would actually attempt to solidify some of those gains by putting the candidates into their ridings and cancel any trips to vacation spots regardless of how long it had been planned. But, of course, it's not her fault that she won - she did everything she could to lose.

Alex said...

skin is getting thicker? What are they doing to her?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone told the story of where this "deal" was cooked up? The Carleton U pub?

Was/is she a card carrying NDP'er?

Michael St.Paul's

Anonymous said...

But, of course, it's not her fault that she won - she did everything she could to lose.

Syncrodox, you own me a new keyboard ;)

Neo Conservative said...

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"alex says... 'skin is getting thicker'? What are they doing to her?"

and, hey... bonus... she also says she's gonna "visit" her riding. isn't that sweet?

given ms brosseau's problems with communication thus far... i wonder if she'll be bringing "other party members and leader Jack Layton" with her.

i'm sure she'll get a very warm welcome.

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Nonpareil said...

I can only conclude that the NDP brass are terrified that Mlle. Brosseau is going to be held up as the exemplar of all that's wrong with the party in general and its Quebec wing in particular.

Which is why she should be given as much media exposure as possible.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the law that you have to live in the riding you are running in? That would stop this kind of thing from happening but seems to not be enforced any more.

Guffman said...

These were the voters who Ignatieff called "the most sophisticated in Canada".
Too bad the Liberals lost this brilliant mind.

Anonymous said...

Some of these kids will never be seen again in public, once they figure out they can drink and eat on a public expense account, do nothing and still collect a pay cheque of $3,000 per week. Some Liberals have done that for years and years, and not just in the Senate.

Rich said...

So when the dips have accomplished nothing for Quebec in this next parliament,can we have a pool on how many seats the "Orange Crush" will get?

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... they can drink and eat on a public expense account, do nothing and still collect a pay cheque of $3,000 per week."

well... there are certainly some great role-models out there...

"NDP Leader Jack Layton racked up the highest expense account despite being the leader of the smallest party. Layton billed taxpayers for $628,913.68."

"MP Olivia Chow, who isn't a party leader, knows how to party nonetheless... $530,304.73."


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