Wasn't Mike Duffy supposed to have been one of the pre-eminent journalists on the Hill. How does one host a national television show on federal politics and be this poorly informed about what Senators do?
Former broadcasters, and new senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin were also getting used to big changes.Nancy Greene only took the job because she was getting bored with her last one. Excellent qualifications are displayed by comparing the Senate to a card game.
First of all, being questioned by reporters instead of doing the interviewing is a change. Duffy, until recently the host of CTV's Mike Duffy Live, says what surprises him the most is the workload.
"I've been to a group of briefings and three days a week they work a minimum of twelve hours a day. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and then on Monday and Friday you're flying back to your constituency. So all of a sudden I said hey this retirement home is a little more active than any of us realized."
"Its going to be a big change for sure, it was not easy to give up skiing every day at Sun Peaks where we have such great conditions. But I've been doing that for the last fifteen years, in a way this is a new challenge for me and i find it really exciting. It was either this or take up bridge, "she laughs.And how is this as a strong stand for Senate reform by Pamela Wallin:
As for Wallin, she says she would consider running for her position as senator if that opportunity came up. "I have spoken to the premier of Saskatchewan about that and they are studying legislation at this point so if that comes to pass and all of the stars are aligned I think that would be a good thing. I think we need reform of the organization."Got yer definition of equivocating right there.Recommend this Post