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    February 12, 2010

    A dearth of decorum

    Posted by: Chris

    New brunswick leblanc middle finger
    Just when it seems the finger-pointing in Washington can't get any worse, our friends north of the border remind us that an extending a finger skyward can strike an even lower blow. Video here.

    Roy Boudreau , the House speaker in New Brunswick, Canada, had just finished admonishing fellow legislators to be respectful of one another when there were audible gasps from Conservatives on the floor. 

    "Oh my, God — he just gave the finger," someone exclaimed.

    "That's enough," said another. "I saw it!"
    Liberal member Abel LeBlanc, the owner of the offending finger, refused to apologize.
    "I'll not apologize in this house for that young lady over there," he said, before accusing an opposition member of lying.

    "I'm gonna tell you, Dale [Graham, Tory MLA for Carleton], I'll walk outside with any one of yas here," LeBlanc said. "Don't ever laugh at me. Yes, I gave you that [extends finger]. And I'll give you that again [extends finger]. And I'll give you this if you want to go outside [shakes his fist]. You're a punk!"

    The speaker asked LeBlanc to apologize or leave and he opted for the latter. The Liberal Party may well suspend LeBlanc from its caucus, at least temporarily.

    The whole encounter happened during Question Time. Is this what we could expect from the likes of Joe "You Lie!" Wilson if the U.S. adopted that tradition?



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