In today's Question Period MPs Bob Rae and Wayne Easter took on the public relations fiasco that is Helena Guergis and attacked the Prime Miinister for not doing anything to stop the continual embarrassment she brings.
The whole exchange involved Bob Rae, Stephen Harper, Helena Guergis, Wayne Easter, and John Baird. The revolving Conservative response for Helena Guergis, not to mention the ignoring of statements questioning her merits, highlighted how the government was clearly on their heels throughout the interaction. It was as if Conservatives themselves acquiesed to Guergis being a liability for their Party and tried to change the subject rather than attempt to defend her.
Of interest in the two videos below is that Bob Rae alleges that there are now five assistants to MP Helena Guergis who had hid their identities in order to write letters to editors of various newspaper praising her, only deepening the current scandal.
Wayne Easter was by far the most entertaining in his aggressive questioning of the Minister of State for the Status of Women. When John Baird stood up in her defense, Mr. Easter memorably spouted:
"Mr.Speaker has there already been a trip to Rideau Hall? The usually bombastic Minister of Transport seems to be now the meek and mild Minister for Public Apologies for the cabinet."