Monday, March 07, 2011

The Kenney Affair

The letter is a red herring. The central question in this case is this: should a minister of the crown be lobbying for votes for his party among those for whom his ministry has responsibility? How can his ministry's constituents be certain that the minister is doing his job based on the merits of their case, rather than on the political weight he gives to their community? Once you start to blur the line (or in this case obliterate it) between partisan politics and ministerial duties, you open the door to cronyism and money for votes quid pro quos. If Kenney had any character at all, he would resign. I expect him to stay.
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