|2012 was the year that Vic Toews became a hashtag.|
And what fun it all was to see that self-satisfied Public Safety Minister become headline news for his hubris. The notion that a majority government could pass anything it damn well wanted was squashed as people spoke out. Among other things, #TellVicEverything caught on and the added scrutiny made the Harper Government recoil.Either stand with us or with the child pornographers.
Then he played the victim card when publicly available information was made.... public and disclosed some of the more sordid details of his personal life. Namely, he divorced his now dead wife after he "got one past the goaltender" with his babysitter (if I may be forgiven the hockey parlance). Then he married the much younger woman.
Sources suggest that his current wife is very particular about potential babysitters.
Somehow, the media tut-tutted as Vickileaks embarrassed the Minister. John Baird then embarrassed himself by accusing the NDP without any shred of evidence. Finally, they tried to make a big show of dragging the Liberal staffer in front of everyone but it just reminded everyone of how Vic Toews really really doesn't like it when you bring up the fact that he was diddling the babysitter.
While this ways going on, internet hacker group Anonymous made Vic Toews shit his pants and he wanted to drag them in front of Parliament. At one point, someone tried to explain to Vic Toews what anonymous actually means.
But if you take away anything from this fracas, it shouldn't Vic Toews's sexual proclivities but rather a more uplifting message that unity of purpose and political engagement do make a difference in Canadian politics
And with that: Happy New Year!