Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kicking and screaming

The real victims of today's Senate expenses scandal are, of course, the three high-flying senators themselves, Don Meredith, Scott Tannas and Neil Plett.
Being responsible adults and mature business leaders, they were not permitted any choice about their travel across the country.  As Senator Don Meredith explains:
"We travel according to the plan that is given to us"
I can just picture those Conservative senators being dragged, kicking and screaming into those business class airline seats.  Day after day, trip after trip, they were forced to take the wider seats at the front of the aircraft, the ones with more legroom, better service, free meals, a dedicated washroom and quicker exits -- and their wives were forced to travel right beside them!
Then, to add insult to injury, they were forced to sign off on their travel reimbursement forms month after month, without even being able to question the thousands and thousands of dollars being spent for their air fare costs.
Obviously, the clerical staff in the Senate are Ottawa's cruelest tyrants.
Those poor guys! I weep for them all.

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