Yesterday: ‘I told them that they should invoke a culture war. Cosmopolitanism versus parochialism, secularism versus moralism, Obama versus Palin, tolerance versus racism and homophobia, democracy versus autocracy. If the cranky old men in Alberta don’t like it, too bad. Go south and vote for Palin.’
Today he sort of makes a half hearted apology, but moments later he steps into again by telling the Globe :
Mr. Graves said he was trying to show there are demonstrable differences between Conservative supporters and supporters of other parties.
“I do believe, and this gets more subtle, that there is a higher incidence of people who are less tolerant to homosexuals and more wary of other races, within the Conservative Party. I can demonstrate that empirically."“That does not mean that Conservatives or Albertans are homophobic or xenophobic, but it does mean that many people, and more people statistically that have those points of view, end up in that party than in other places."
Wow, just freaking wow.
Not only does he single out Alberta again (why does he keep doing this?) but he goes on to say that he can prove that there are more racists in the CPC than other parties and that he can demonstrate this empirically.
How? Did he do some type of survey asking people if they were racist and to identify their political party affiliation at the same time? He didn't and he is full of it, but if he did conduct such a poll I wonder what the margin of error rate would be for that one.
No chance of anyone lying on a question like that is there.
Keep digging Frank, you may get to the bottom sooner than you think.
and here I am thinking my little issue with the CBC was going to be the most interesting thing on Power and Politics yesterday.
Silly racist Albertaardvark.
Update: A tip from JDot in the comments: Laurence Martin stands by his quote: "The quote is exactly as Frank gave it to me. 'I told them...' meaning the Liberals."
That is 'told' as in the past tense. Spin that.