Musings —09.27.2011 12:27 PM—
So, let’s see.
Andrea Horwath gets asked about the $100,425 of taxpayer money that went to the NDP’s corporate entity – the Ontario Cornerstone Leadership Corporation.
Here’s what she says to the Sun this morning: “It has nothing to do with me…the corporation is a separate entity…It’s an independent organization…”
That so? Really?
Here’s a quote that may jog Andrea’s memory.
“Welcome to the Cornerstone Campaign – a new initiative to purchase a permanent Ontario NDP headquarters, fund our pre-election activities and finance the 2007 election.”
Speaker? That would be Howard Hampton, Horwath’s predecessor as leader of the selfsame Ontario NDP.
Not enough? How about this: all eight members of the Ontario Cornerstone Leadership Corporation board of directors are super-duper close BFFs of Andrea Horwath. All of them.
Still not enough? Here’s a snap taken by someone at the international ploughing match last week. On the right, a smiling Andrea Horwath. In the middle, two guys I don’t particularly care about at the moment.
And on the left? That would be Sandra Clifford, the Ontario NDP’s president. And, also, president of Cornerstone.