Thursday, April 08, 2010

Rahim Jaffer

Politics can be very disappointing.  The sad story of Rahim Jaffer is one example.  It is a major story in the House of Commons and conservatives have every reason to be outraged over the issues surrounding Rahim Jaffer because it leaves all conservatives in a bad light and that too is sad and unfair.  The Stephen Harper conservatives need to distance themselves from Jaffer and his issues as best they can.  It is impossible to control the actions of a former Member of Parliament of any political party unless that party remains linked in some way to the likes of a Rahim Jaffer.  If that were the case then they need to get unlinked as soon as possible.

In the case of Jaffer that is difficult since his wife is Helena Guergis, the Minister of State (Status of Women), is currently serving in the Prime Minister's cabinet.  The problems both Jaffer and, to a lesser degree, his wife have caused the Harper conservatives is just cause for the Prime Minister to cut all ties with Jaffer and possibly his Minister of State.  Historically, Harper has harshly hung people out to dry if they embarrrassed him.  That doesn't seem to be the case now and I often wonder why?