Monday, February 06, 2006

Comment, Mr. Vellacott?

Canadian Press NewsWire (May 17, 2005):
Western Canadians didn't pull their punches Tuesday in their response to Belinda Stronach's surprise bolt to the federal Liberals.

"I said that she whored herself out for power, that's what she did," said Tony Abbott, a Conservative member of the Alberta legislature.

That metaphor was echoed by Maurice Vellacott, Tory MP for Saskatoon-Wanuskewin.

"Some people prostitute themselves for different costs or different prices," he told the Regina Leader-Post. "She sold out for a cabinet position."
And CTV news (May 18, 2005):
[Reporter] SMITH: Tony Abbott did apologize, sort of. But this MP.

MAURICE VELLACOTT [Conservative - Saskatchewan]: Prostituting yourself, that's right.

SMITH: Is sticking with his choice of words.

VELLACOTT: Prostituting yourself is the language that's been used of many other people, I guess, who are prepared to sell whatever they stand for.

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