Monday, June 08, 2009

Time for Ms. Raitt to resign

There is nothing "sexy" about the medical shortage of isotopes. End of story. A pivotal exchange:

Ms. MacDonnell said the isotope issue is hard to control, “because it’s confusing to a lot of people.”

But it’s sexy,” says Ms. Raitt. “Radioactive leaks. Cancer.”

“Nuclear contamination,” says Ms. MacDonnell.

“But it’s only about money,” say Ms. Raitt. (emphasis added)

Good luck with this one Conservatives...sounds like a totally self-absorbed minister preoccupied with her political fortunes when isotope shortages are on the horizon and bizarrely referring to radioactive leaks and cancer as sexy.

If there is no resignation for such a statement from a minister, accountability has truly become a joke for Mr. Harper.

For more on this topic, see: Blog Post Index: Medical Isotope crisis & Chalk River shutdown.