Anders being "Anders" pt. 2
Having Rob Anders crawl out from under his rock on Thursday (seriously, where has he been? I can barely find reference in Hansard to prove he even shows up in Ottawa) got me thinking about past Anders antics. Sometimes I can’t believe I’ve forgotten some of his shenanigans. Like in 2006 having his recently fired EA accuse him of accounting fraud using taxpayer money. Now, I don’t know if that is true or not so instead we should simply judge Rob using his own words.
Here are some examples courtesy the Calgary Herald:
Anders, speaking of his Calgary West nomination opponent, Alison Redford, says he is confident he’ll have little trouble rounding up enough party votes to defeat Redford, “unless she’s got some magic support base of people who like feminist lawyers.”
— Dec 9, 2003
Anders famously opposed a bid by Parliament to make Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela an honorary Canadian citizen, labelling the former South African president a “terrorist and a Communist.” “Nelson Mandela advocated violence and used violence to achieve his aims,” he said. “It is very politically correct to go ahead and lionize him, but there are problems in South Africa today and we are glossing over these things.”
— June 7, 2001
Speaking about Premier Ralph Klein’s Conservative party, “I like tax cuts and I like a balanced budget and I like zero net debt, but I’ve been down to Conservative conventions in Alberta and there is a lot of cocktail conservatism that goes on. It’s booze and schmooze,” said Anders, who doesn’t drink.
— July 7, 1999
Anders made party spin doctors cringe when he spoke about being celibate. “I just decided it wouldn’t be fair to a woman I was involved with to be involved sexually and leading them on with no intentions to settle down.”
The thing that I don’t get about Rob Anders is his constant insistence on dragging Canada down. The Conservative government has worked very hard at raising the profile of Canada in the world – helping us become more immediately relevant on the world stage – and Rob Anders takes every opportunity he can to represent us to the rest of the international community as a bunch of out of touch… well I won’t bother to finish that sentiment. Nothing good can come of it. Perhaps a lesson Mr. Anders could study a little more at too.
BTW, we thank you for the celibacy thing. I say do what you can do to help ensure a better future for Canadians.
PS – Is it true that Rob Anders doesn’t drink? If so, how do we explain this photo I found awhile back? ‘Cuz if that ain’t booze fuelled Stampede “fun”… then dang, man, WTF?!