The shameful behaviour of marlene jennings, wayne easter and my own mp mulcair in question period continues unabated. mulcair didn't jump over any desks this time but almost.
But neither is there any justification for the outrage of Prince Edward Island Liberal Wayne Easter, who yields to no other member when it comes to rhetorical excess and phony outrage. Exceptionally, Easter was allowed two questions out of sequence, both of which he used to attack Guergis and call for her resignation for calling P.E.I. "a hellhole, or worse." Except that, as Transport Minister John Baird pointed out, she has "sincerely apologized", and in the traditions of the House, the matter ends there.
The behaviour of Jennings, Easter, and Mulcair is consistently over the top and across the line. Fortunately, they are not admired by younger members of their caucuses who cringe in embarrassment at their grandstanding.
There are promising members of the Liberal and NDP caucus sitting in the fourth and fifth rows of the House, heads down, doing their work, learning their trade, waiting for their moment.
Actually, it can't come soon enough. The only game their elders know is the politics of personal destruction. It's worse than disheartening. It's disgraceful.