One of the Liberal party’s loudest mouthpieces, Warren Kinsella, has smeared Conservative bloggers, and apparently—at least in the case of Blogging Tory Stephen Taylor’s donation—does not have his facts right.
Mr. Kinsella seems to love controversy; he wallows in it. Never mind that he doesn’t always get his facts right when engaging in one of his mass smears.
And never mind that he sometimes has to eat humble pie and apologize publicly for insulting entire communities. That’s an occupational hazard. His is a shotgun approach, and he doesn’t seem to give a damn who gets hurt by his slurs—an innocent restaurant here, an ethnic community there.
It seems that in the Ivory Tower world of senior Liberals and their mouthpieces, small donations—the sizes that don’t make it onto Elections Canada’s lists—are of no consequence: Kinsella counts them as $0. No wonder the Liberal Party is almost broke if they only want the $1,000+ contributions.
And how about this cowardly innuendo in his post:
At least two of those people [Conservative bloggers] receives monies from the Conservative Party; more than one of them get material/research sent to them straight from the Prime Minister's Office and/or CPC.
The cheapest of gutless of tricks: smear the nameless in the hope some mud will stick.
What I want to know is: if Mr. Ignatieff is a significant donor to the Liberal Party—even if through the Laurier Club—why is his name not on the Elections Canada 2008 list? How many names of large donors do not appear on the list? Is this another Liberal party financing boondoggle?