Now I know how Conservative candidates running in tight Ontario races must feel whenever Rob Anders opens his mouth during a federal election campaign:
Rae forced to apologize after David McGuinty says Alberta Tories should ‘go home’
Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae has apologized for a colleague who suggested Alberta Conservative MPs are shills for the oil industry and should “go home.”
Rae says Ottawa MP David McGuinty’s comments were a mistake and certainly not helpful, coming less than a week before a Calgary byelection in which the Liberals have high hopes of an upset.
Yeah, “certainly not helpful” is an understatement.
For anyone who might be wondering why the Liberal Party hasn’t won a seat in Calgary in over 40 years, David McGuinty has just answered that question for you.
UPDATE: David McGuinty has resigned as Resources and Energy critic. Clearly, the Liberals are taking the Calgary Center by-election seriously, because there’s no way this would have been a firing offense one year ago.