Friday, April 15, 2005

Ken Epp Award Nominee : Tom Lukiwski

Tom Lukiwski is the Conservative MP for Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre. He was debating a BQ motion to establish a trust fund for the Liberal Party of Canada to deposit monies improperly received from Adscam:

[BQ member Gilles Duceppe] said that he feels this is probably the biggest political scandal in Canadian history. I think this will go down as the biggest political scandal in the history of democracy.

The sin here is gross exaggeration. Since democracy has been around for about 3000 years, that's a pretty big range to choose from. I'll agree that this is bigger than President Clinton lying to a grand jury, but I think the late Richard Nixon, the Roundheads of Oliver Cromwell, Grover Cleveland, Oliver North, Governor-General Byng, and some folks from the Phillippines may want to have a word with Mr. Lukiwski about big political scandals.