Tuesday, November 14, 2006

As some day it may happen that a victim must be found...

She's got a little list, and they'll none of 'em be missed!

No sooner was that hectoring hack of a harpy, Carolyn Parrish, given Mississauga's Ward 6 than she was after the 9% of Mississausages that dared to vote for someone other than Hazel McCallion. "Ten percent of the people in this city are foolish," she said to Ms. McCallion in a telephone conversation shortly after their respective victories ... This, during the same call wherein Ms. McCallion happened to pronounce that "We have to respect the voters."

Alas, Parrish's vulgarian legacy lives on. And while I have no doubt that she really is a small fish in a small pond--and take some small consolation from the fact--neither is so small that this casual, brook-no-dissent attitude can be entirely ignored. Her prototype of the Liberal shooting first into the 21st century does not, it should be clear, believe in tolerance; she believes in consensus.