That “WHOOOOOOSH” you hear in the distance

… is the sound of Stephen Harper’s sigh of relief:

Debate on a Conservative MP’s controversial private member’s motion that is widely seen as an attempt to reopen the abortion question has been put off until the fall.

Stephen Woodworth swapped places in the legislative lineup with another MP, citing his mother’s failing health as the reason he sought a delay.

Mr. Woodworth has my heartfelt sympathy: been there, done that, wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

Would it be possible that along with family time, the postponement of this doomed-from-the-start “debate” will give Woodworth the opportunity to consider the potentially disastrous repercussions of his ill-advised motion on all the women in Canada who aren’t his mother?

Thought not.

That “whoooosh” you’re hearing now is my sigh, of frustration and disgust.

2 Responses to “That “WHOOOOOOSH” you hear in the distance”


  1. 1 cityprole Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Assuming this throwback actually has a mother (or a woman who will admit to being his mother) I too am empathetic, for her, but i think that Emperor Steve was gonna spank if Woodworth didn’t fall into line, so the knuckledragger went to the back of the line to save face…

    • 2 JJ Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

      I think there’s some truth to that assessment.
      I believe him about his mother being ill, but I don’t see 1 hour of debate and another hour for a vote as being enough to blow his schedule out of proportion.

      I wonder if this would have happened if Gordon O’Connor hadn’t bitchslapped him with that stinging pro-choice manifesto at the first debate.


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