Sunday, May 17, 2009

Phil McColeman, most spoonfed MP in the history of Western Democracy?

Since it has been revealed that Phil McColeman has used Conservative talking points in letters to the editors under other peoples' names and also to deal with his concerned constituents, this should come as no surprise: for Constituency week Consevative MPs have been sent home with scripted talking points for their constituents and local media. You can obtain a copy, HERE, without having to get elected as a Conservative MP like Phil.
This is beyond pathetic, Phil has not come up with one original thought since being elected. He has even snapped his fingers and requested a project from city hall, Monday's issue carried the story of Phil McColeman inviting city council to put together a high-profile project as soon as possible that could be ready to go just as soon as funding is approved from a federal program.

The fact that Phil has to be managed like a child would be embarassing if Mr. McColeman had any shame left. All the letters to the editor from December and January concerned with Mr. McColeman's lack of spine and original thought process was merited and has been validated.
The "Dummies Guide to Politics for Dumb Conservative MPs" covers various topics like the global econmic downturn, the Conservatives' economic action plan, the gun registry, crime reform, swine flu and the success of the Liberal Party of Canada under the leadership of Michael Ignatieff.
In anticipation of Phil's predictable nature and his upcoming badmouthing of Mr. Ignatieff, I suspect that Phil has never read a book by any of Foreign Policy Magazine's top 100 Intellectuals, a group that includes Mr. Ignatieff . I think Phil should challenge himself and come up with one original criticism, or he can solicit advice from high school kids, , maybe the young adults will give Mr. Ignatieff a more original insult than "Mr. Smartypants"...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

If you're happy to be sitting in the front row CLAP YOUR HANDS!

On Wednesday, May 6th our Member of Parliament from Brant had the chance to keep one of the front seats in the House of Commons warm, he had a chance to sit next to his main man, Chucky S!
From what I could see, Chuck could not get a word in due to the loud, excessive clapping when anyone said a word on Phil's part...
I truly doubt that they discussed land claims or the standstill in Caledonia.
Phil showed off quite a number of different claps, such as: the Sonic Boom Clap, the rapid clap and interpretive dancing with his hands (for a minute I thought he was trying to use sign language like the lady in the upper right corner). Is this REALLY why we sent a member of the government side to Ottawa from Brant? Enjoy, the picture gallery goes really good with the music from the Youtube video.
If we average out his $155 000 salary by the claps he has probably done this parliamentary session, Mr. McColeman is working for less than the Ontario minimum wage during the 45 minutes that is Question Period...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Phil McColeman, Ghostwriter

When Phil McColeman came under fire for taking credit for a Liberal funding promise, he could have clarified the issue. He could have written a letter to the editor, or clarified on his misleading website that it was not his Conservatives who initially made the promise.

But no, Phil is clearly above partisan squabbles (when he wants to be, of course). Instead, he sends out his supporters with talking points, posing as normal citizens. Check out this recent letter to the editor:

MP's response bore resemblance to letter

Recently, I wrote a letter exposing that MP Phil McColeman took credit for a Liberal promise to build a new water treatment plant in Oshweken. Then Karen George wrote a response defending the Conservatives, listing several stats to help her case, which The Expositor published as well.

McColeman's office also e-mailed me a response on the issue, and this e-mail was nearly identical to Ms. George's letter. Thus, it is evident that the Conservatives are using so-called "citizen" letters to the editor to spread talking points put out by the Conservative Research Bureau.

If Phil McColeman has something to say in response to accusations levelled at him, he should come out and say it himself, perhaps in The Expositor's editorial section. But sending out "citizens" to write letters on his behalf is misleading and underhanded behaviour, and disrespectful to his constituents and your readers.

Josh Bradford, Brantford

Talk about getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar! The original Ghostwriter helped kids solve crimes; Brant's ghostwriter just spreads political misinformation.