Thursday, July 02, 2009

Some Senators behaving more badly than others

From a CBC report this afternoon, big news, there's discord in the Senate! The gang can't agree on travel dates to visit various sites in Canada and two Conservative senators in particular can't seem to stop talking and disrupting the committee's operation. That's what you'll see on these videos of the committee's "work" that have now appeared on YouTube. Perhaps this is a new tactic of the ongoing Conservative campaign to undercut the Senate's reputation, the YouTube flank. If you watch the videos, however, you may come away with the feeling that the CBC report is a tad overdone. This is a vigorous meeting and it definitely has trouble functioning but that's clearly due to the Conservative disruption. Watch Senator Tkachuk in action in particular. Somehow he manages to put the "i" in committee.