Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Have I Mentioned Lately... much I love living in Canada? No? Then perhaps this will explain why I haven't been driven to gush:

Canadian Member of Parliament Carolyn Parrish had said she hated "damned Americans" and called them bastards in the run-up to the Iraq war. She found a new moniker, idiots, on Wednesday in discussing the planned U.S. missile defense system.

"We are not joining the coalition of the idiots. We are joining the coalition of the wise," the Liberal legislator told a small group of demonstrators.
Now watch this. Denial:
Parrish, who had to apologize for her "bastards" remarks last year, at first denied using the word idiots...
...and when reporters pointed out they had her remarks on tape, she said: "I don't mean Americans are idiots."
Parrish then begged reporters not to use the remarks: "Please guys don't put that on tape,' she said. 'I already got into trouble once.... Really, please, I've had enough trouble."
This is called (aside from stupidity, and among other things) immaturity. It's like a small child who has been caught doing something that she wasn't allowed, and it bears a remarkable resemblance to John Kerry's response to the Swift Vets' accusations. After attempting to shut them up with legal action (bonehead political move, anyone?), the Kerry campaign tries to change multiple parts of the story, before finally asking President Bush to tell the mean Swift Vets to stop hurting them.

Did these people ever grow up?

[HatTips to Trudeaupia and Daimnation.]
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