May 11, 2015

Question of the Day: Should politicians get to say whatever they like at press gallery dinners?

Emily PrattRebel Correspondent

After the debacle surrounding Elizabeth May's remarks at the gallery dinner, we asked if politicians should be encouraged to say whatever they want at such events, no matter how "edgy."

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commented 2015-05-12 07:51:59 -0400
You should be free to say anything you want, all the time, everywhere, to anyone, regardless of who it offends – as long as it is true or you believe it to be true by objective reason – once we stray from that 800 year old legal right, all we do is feed a nest of vipers in the lawsuit industry, and diminish our freedoms in the bargain.
commented 2015-05-11 21:35:59 -0400
At events such as the gallery dinner, yes they should be free to say whatever they want, as long as they’re prepared to accept the consequences of their actions and not come up with lame-ass excuses.
commented 2015-05-11 21:31:34 -0400
Miss May blamed her bad behavior on the fact that she was tired and working long days. Well if that is the case she should have had the common sense to stay off the stage. I believe in freedom of speech as much as the next guy but when a politician becomes belligerent it becomes an issue of just plain bad taste. The remark she made about Khadr having more class that the whole f…ing cabinet was clearly all sorts of wrong. She apologized for dropping the f-bomb but not for the comment about the cabinet. What a disgrace to her Green Party. She made a fool of herself and in no way, shape or form do many of us find this amusing.
commented 2015-05-11 21:22:09 -0400
Quite refreshing to hear the truth, as in how she really feels.
commented 2015-05-11 20:53:11 -0400
Yes politicians should be allowed to say whatever they want as long as the Media Party treats them all the same. Elizabeth May let out how she really feels and should be thanked for coming out of the closet and exposing here true agenda.
commented 2015-05-11 20:41:22 -0400
I agree with Allison
commented 2015-05-11 20:39:39 -0400
They should say what they like. It’s their own neck to stick out .
commented 2015-05-11 20:34:32 -0400
That wasn’t edgy she clearly has a drinking problem.
commented 2015-05-11 18:49:19 -0400
She can be free to say whatever she likes. She can also be free to face the consequences/rewards for those same remarks.
commented 2015-05-11 17:31:46 -0400
I agree with Rick. Let the Little Girl Dance.

The “f” word – really, we still can’t say “fuck”? – was not what offended about May’s slurry alleged joke. It was that she disparaged our government institution – the Cabinet – in favour of a traitor who fought for the other side in a war against Canada.

What the fuck is wrong with Lizzie May?
commented 2015-05-11 17:15:09 -0400
Freedom of speech is the corner stone of our country, I just wonder what the liberal media would say if JT said the F word. The last lady that commented is right. Comical comments at a press club gathering is expected vulgarity is not. May should get an education about Kadar I think she should go on a fact finding tour to ISIL controlled Iraq, should be interesting to see if she gets back.
commented 2015-05-11 16:39:02 -0400
Absolutely! Let them make fools of themselves! Sometimes this is the only way, we of the “unwashed peasant masses” get to see them as they truly are, alcohol notwithstanding. The caveat is being prepared to justify any stupid or offensive remarks, and not rely on the Socialist Media to run interference.