POSTED RESPONSE TO AN EDITORIAL IN THE TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL
"...because her name and career are being destroyed by a taint of criminality, without proof...."
Wrong, on at least two counts.
One, her career as a politician already is destroyed. Who would ever put her in a position of responsibility again?
Two, while we do not have proof of criminality, we have overwhelming proof of Guergis's venality and unsuitability for office.
Her known behaviors and those of her husband - whom she knowingly assisted by lending him public assets and writing inappropriate letters - are enough, surely, for those who expect ethical ministers.
I believe it is likely Ms Guergis has some form of mental instability, else how do you explain her sincere efforts to portray herself a victim when we know the things we know? The Globe has been bamboozled into writing this editorial on the basis of her performance on television.
To maintain high ethical standards in government, we do not need to prove out-and-out, police-investigated criminal behavior.
Ms. Guergis long ago exceeded what should be the allowance for a public servant of venality and stupid behavior.
It truly is a waste of resources to spend more on her.
At her best, too, she was a mediocre minister, and her demotion represents no loss to anyone.