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A sarcastic thumbs-up to Rob Anders (You’re doing a great job, buddy! Keep it up!)

By DJ Kelly April 18, 2008

Seriously, Rob Anders? Seriously? I admit that China’s human rights record is, to put it very mildly, less than stellar. But to compare them to the Nazi’s is downright embarrassing and ignorant. Ignorant of both the Chinese and German peoples.

Yes, Rob Anders has shown up in parliament again to say something that makes him look, to put it very mildly, less than stellar. In a remarkable showing of his intellect, Rob Anders has called the current People’s Republic of China government a bunch of Nazis by comparing their running of the (as yet not even started) 2008 Olympics to Hitler’s running of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Sigh… Is this another case of Anders being “Anders”? If it is true that the Prime Minister keeps his MPs “muzzled” maybe he is right to do so.

Most likely not ironically enough, he made his comments the day before he was set to meet with the Dalai Lama (today). Which, of course begs the question, WHY THE HELL IS ROB ANDERS MEETING WITH THE DALAI LAMA??!! If he is meeting with him on behalf of the Canadian government I’m forced to wonder aloud: is this the best guy we could spare? A back-bench MP with a history of putting his foot in his mouth and having his own party distance itself from him (time and time again)? On the flip side, if Anders is meeting with the Dalai Lama as an individual citizen I have to wonder aloud: who books meetings with the Tibetan spiritual leader, and don’t they screen?