Thursday, May 03, 2007
I'd never heard of Farhan Chak until today, but he seems like every Tory's wet dream: a Liberal candidate who seems soft on Islamist terrorism, had a hidden criminal past, and faked his academic credentials. The Liberals quickly accepted his resignation. This is the kind of stuff that hurts any political party. If a blogger working on his own dime can track down enough dirt to bury this guy, maybe political parties can spare themselves some grief by doing a better job of vetting candidates. I believe we need a new political culture that does not foster dishonesty.