I have a new hero. She’s Canadian MP Carolyn Parrish.
Ms. Parrish has a sparkling record as a Bush Basher, and she just got herself booted from the Liberal Party up north:
Parrish’s cardinal sin appears to have less to do with her repeated, undiplomatic outbursts against the George W. Bush White House than her comments on the prime minister himself.
“If he loses the next election and he has to resign, I wouldn’t shed a tear over it,” Parrish said Wednesday in an interview with The Canadian Press.
“I have absolutely no loyalty to this team – none.”
Parrish’s ejection was precipitated by another round of public Bush bashing.
With the president preparing to make his first state visit to Ottawa at the end of the month, Parrish taped a piece with the CBC comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
In the skit – which is to air Friday but has already appeared on CBC news programs and been requested by some U.S. networks – Parrish stomps a Bush doll under her booted heal.
Last year in the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Parrish was caught on tape expressing her frustration to reporters: “Damn Americans, I hate the bastards.”
She apologized for the remark and avoided public censure by then prime minister Jean Chretien.
But under Martin, Parrish has been reprimanded at least twice previously.
In August, she described supporters of the Bush plan for continental missile defence as a “coalition of the idiots” at a rally on Parliament Hill.
And following Bush’s re-election earlier this month, Parrish called him a “war-like” president and said American voters are “completely out of step with most of the free world.”
I wonder if she would be interested in invoking Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act when Chimpy comes to call?