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Thursday, February 28, 2008
One Question for Dona Cadman
Let me see if I've got this straight:
1) In 2004, despite being the popular incumbent, Chuck Cadman gets screwed out of the Conservative Party nomination in his riding of Surrey North by an ethnic insta-Tory voting block. When the party refuses to overturn the result, an enraged Cadman runs as an independent, and wins the election in a landslide.
2) In 2005, while terminally ill with cancer, Cadman becomes the center of the Canadian political universe as the deciding vote in the epic battle to topple the Paul Martin minority government. Through dozens of interviews each day both before and after the vote, Cadman never even hints at a bribe being offered by any party.
3) Mr. Cadman saves the Martin Liberal government with his vote. He passes away soon after.
4) In the wake of her husband's death, Mr. Cadman's wife, Dona, endorses the NDP candidate in her riding, family friend Penny Priddy, who won handily in the January 2006 election.
5) Later in 2006, Dona seeks the Conservative nomination in Surrey North to contest the next election against Ms. Priddy, and wins the nomination over a local lawyer.
6) In 2008, as part of the pre-release hype of a biography of her deceased husband, Dona Cadman announces that in 2005, the Conservative Party offered her husband a bribe of $1,000,000 in life insurance policy to vote down the Liberal government.
Dona, it seems you owe an answer to the following question: if the Conservative Party of Canada offered, essentially, a $1m bribe to your husband, and if this supposed bribe so offended your husband and yourself as you have described:
Why did you freely choose to seek the nomination for this party?
If the party you have freely been representing as a candidate of record for more than a year now is not corrupt, then why are you allowing this smear to fester?
(cross-posted at Flaggman's Canada)
Posted by Neil Flagg on February 28, 2008 | Permalink
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Maybe Dona is fickle and out a million dollars.
Posted by: dewp | 2008-02-29 12:03:26 AM
Maybe Dona is a drone, a plant put there simply to attempt to make the Conservative Party look bad?
Posted by: Tom | 2008-02-29 12:06:36 AM
Yup, Dona's credibility is certainly in question.
WHY would she indeed, run for the party. If her principles were so golden, I would think that she would reject the party altogether and run as an independent if her allegation were true.
None of this makes any sense at all...unless she is just a kook looking for attention.
Posted by: trawna | 2008-02-29 6:14:40 AM
I`m surprised that Dion hasn`t offered to parachute this space cadet into one of his ridings . He has that all important quota to fill don`t you know.
Posted by: daveh | 2008-02-29 2:13:08 PM
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