A former senior Liberal organizer fingered as the man who demanded cash payments from the ad firm Groupaction has fired back with explosive allegations that a small network of party chieftains doled out contracts, sponsorship deals and judicial appointments to Liberal stalwarts in exchange for their work on election campaigns.Alright, I'm not naive, and patronage has a long history in most democracies. But judicial appointments? These are pretty important positions, not measly ambassadorships or anything like that. Gah. Am I truly naive, or is this a regular aspect of our politics?
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Oh So Corrupt
I've been lukewarm on the whole sponsorship scandal thus far. I mean, nobody honestly thought these people were clean, did they? Still, this probably shouldn't have surprised me, but it does: