This video was created by Stephen Taylor, the founder of Blogging Tories. Its an audio recording from TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin in which Elizabeth May says she agrees with the assessment that Canadians are stupid.
I must admit I doubted this video, thinking it was taken out of context, but to my surprise it was not. Elizabeth May's full comment:
"All the other Politicians are scared to death to mention the word tax. And they think Canadians are stupid. And cannot.... And I fundamentally agree with that assessment. But most politicians think that if you say we're gonna put on a carbon tax and reduce your income tax, they don't think they can sell it. It's all about votes."I cannot believe this is not a bigger story considering she's a Party leader and on the record for saying she thinks Canadians are stupid. I invite anyone to listen to the audio, the particular segment is extracted from 3/4's of the way through the program. Elizabeth May offers no explanation as to what she meant when she made the outrageous statement, nor has offered any retraction.
This video has not only generated attention because of Elizabeth May's comments, but because the Green Party acted heavy-handedly and actually threatened legal action against a blogger for posting this video. The audio is completely unedited. For the Green Party to actually threaten a blogger for posting an audio clip of what their Leader actually said, the Green Party has illustrated the worst case of bullying. For the Green Party to respond this way leads one not only to think the Green Party isn't any better then the Conservatives in repressing free speech, but is worse.