Musings —01.10.2012 12:22 PM—
The NDP’s epically-dumb response presser now done, here’s what they should’ve said instead:
- We very much regret that [BLANK] chose to cross the floor.
- We’re sorry to see him/her go. But we wish them the very best.
- [If pressed on the need for a by-election] It is true that [BLANK] was elected under the banner of our party. We believe he/she should ratify his/her decision with the voters of [BLANK]. Under our system of government, however, there is no legal requirement that he/she do so.
- So, those of us elected as [BLANK] Members of Parliament will continue to work hard for the people who elected us. And, again, we wish [BLANK] well in his/her future endeavours.
- Thank you.