As a change of speed I thought I'd post this update for some people that may be interested in Canadian Politics.
Imagine for a second if John McCain, right before an election switched over to the Democratic Party because he didn't like the direction of the Bush admin. Imagine if that election was so close that him switching over could cost the republicans the election.
Well something like that just happened in Canada: Belinda Stronach has defected to the Liberals, She ran for the leadership of Canada's republicans, the Conservative party. She's a voice of the left of that party and she is well liked by many Ontario Liberals and Conservatives
Added to that is that she is dating!!!! Another leader in the Conservatives Peter Mackay.
Imagine that date....babe you pay because you just betrayed the party. Peter you should pay since your rash election calls are costing the country.
Oh well here's some info from cbc.ca
"Belinda Stronach, who ran for the leadership of the Conservative party in early 2004, has crossed the floor to the Liberal party and will sit in Paul Martin's cabinet. "
The millionaire businesswoman becomes minister of human resources and skills development, the prime minister said Tuesday morning. She will also help the Liberals implement the recommendations in the Gomery report on the scandal-plagued sponsorship program when it is delivered later this year."
"Stronach's defection could keep Martin's minority government in power as it faces two key votes on its 2005 budget Thursday.
"After difficult reflection, I reached a conclusion," Stronach told reporters in Ottawa. "I cannot exaggerate how hard this was for me, but the political crisis affecting Canada is too risky and dangerous for blind partisanship."
Now imagine john McCain saying that while he sat between a smiling Sen. Reid and Sen Clinton and that's basically all you have to know about how big this is.
Go visit www.downingstreetmemo.com Don't let the admin blame Newsweek for all there problems help Susan Hu and Rep. Conyers and have a nice day.