Question Period is the Opposition's opportunity to get noticed. It's a chance every day to perform live in front of the news media and show them what you've got. There are other ways to get your message out, but there's no more direct and available way for Huey and Co. to garner attention.
Given this fact (which actually is a fact, unlike the points asserted with that same moot court intro by McFaded repeatedly in this session), things are looking mighty grim for the boy wonder.
Now you might say we're biased -- which we are -- but it is absolutely undeniable that this Fall session, which is set to end Thursday, has been an unmitigated disaster for the Tories. They have made no mark. They were virtually ignored by the media, which has been dying to get any goods on the government at all.
As the 'Peg Sun's Rochelle Squires put it earlier this week, it looks like they spent most of their research time at the bottom of their blue boxes reading from their own old news releases on Crocus in order to formulate their questions.
That can't be good ... if you're Baby Huey, that is.
He's had most of a year to make a mark and the most he's had to show for it is cheesy radio attack ads on the NDP (by Barb Biggar you say? You've got to be kidding!) and a big goose egg in terms of results from the Don Orchard-led CSI: Tuxedo exercise.
It's somewhat sad, but true -- by the end of his time, Stu Murray performed far better in Question Period than Huey. Stu would have been a more effective alternative to Gary Doer today, by a long shot, than McFaded. And Stu exuded sincerity, as opposed to the smarmy downtown-lawyer countenance of his replacement.
To Myrna, Bonnie, Mavis, and any other members of "The Committee", we really thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you very much.
Oh, one other thing, is Kevin off his meds again?
Just needed to say that. Carry on.