And I’ve got just the cattle prod for the job.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is calling for an investigation into the source of a Twitter account that is being used to release details of his divorce.
The Twitter account was created earlier this week after the Conservatives introduced legislation requiring Internet service providers to monitor their clients’ online activity.
Maybe he should just take a quick jaunt down to the Great State of Virginia, dress up as a woman and tell a doctor he needs an abortion — then he’ll get all the probing he wants or needs, or doesn’t want or need, courtesy of the Small Government GOP-controlled Legislature.
Hardy har har. Well, you knew that was coming, but it wouldn’t have felt right to let it slide.
While we’re on the topic, one other point of interest if you please. This having been an extremely Toewsy week, I was reminded of a plan that was in the works some time ago to santorumize the name “Toews”, as suggested by no less than Dan Savage:
Finally: Toews is pronounced “taves,” and it seems to me that it should be a word for something nasty. Get on it, Canada.
But as an American Dan is probably unfamiliar with the power of Hockey over the Canadian psyche and why it meant that his truly great idea was nonetheless doomed from the start. Timing: it’s all about timing. The idea to santorumize the name Toews was floated just after the 2010 Olympics, when a hockey player inconveniently named Toews had scored a crucial goal leading to Team Canada’s Gold Medal win. Canucks felt weird about besmirching his name, so a great idea was left to wither on the vine.
The sacrifices we make for Hockey. If not for that pivotal goal, by now “toews” would be known far and wide as a kind of lemon-scented moist towelette used to wipe off santorum. (Always keep a box of Toews on the bedside table!)