2007-12-01

Pat Martin is an idiot

I'll have more on the Schreiber affair later, but before I go to drink tonight I thought it worth noting that NDP MP Pat Martin doesn't know his own country very well.

At one point Martin noted how Karlheinz Schreiber was very good at "pleading the fifth".

Hey, Pat, that wouldn't happen to be the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution would it? Odd thing for Schreiber to be pleading in a Canadian Parliamentary inquiry.

Maybe Martin meant that Schreiber was very concerned about provincial constitutions? Or perhaps that Canada shall be divided into Four Provinces, named Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.?

Or do the NDP get all their legal advice from American television dramas?

2 comments:

Ted said...

I think that maybe "taking the fifth" is a concept that has entered our collective North American conscience by now.

Pretty sure that everyone ('cept, of course, KHS) got the idea. Still, you'd expect a bit more thought before words like that escaped lips on national telly...

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

I think that maybe "taking the fifth" is a concept that has entered our collective North American conscience by now.

You may indeed have a point, and there may be some people who might argue that precisely as you have worded it. But do you think an NDP MP is likely to be one of them?