The current sexual harassment crackdown on the Hill seems almost certain to inject a buzz-killing dose of saltpetre into what has been until now one of the most shag-happy parliaments in recent memory.
The youthful and carefree NDP class of 2011 wasted little time in establishing themselves as the party party, with more squaresville-daddio MPs complaining almost nightly of athletic couplings and prodigious ganja smoke-ins in neighbouring offices.
It seems like only yesterday that anonymous complainant Alexandrine Latendresse (NDP- Louis-Saint-Laurent), rather than allegedly dodging the tireless and unwelcome advances of erstwhile Liberal ethics critic (!) Scott Andrews (Lib-Avalon), was instead flirting outrageously in French in the opposition lobby with cunning linguist Scott Simms (Lib- Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor).
Their caucus liaison progressed, and when the Dippers held their 2012 summer confab in St. John’s, Latendresse stayed a few extra days for a Simms-guided personal tour of the Rock, overnighting at his Bishop’s Falls love shack.
Simms couldn’t help bragging to bench mates about his conquest, and when their coalition of the drilling amicably dissolved, Andrews decided what was good for the honourable member for Gander was good for a goose, and he attempted to move in on Latendresse.
The rest is selectively disclosed history.
So, when Simms scrummed with hacks on the sex schmozzle, claiming he knew the details but could not speak to them because a close personal friend was involved, he sure as shit didn’t mean Andrews (they genially detest one other.)
“… what was good for the Hon. Member for Gander” ; “…coalition of the drilling…” ; etc. Brilliant use of the language.
By the way, perhaps the moniker “members” for the Little Dippers^TM is especially appropriate, if they are using their gonads as much as you say they are.
some honourable members indeed!
I knew Simms when he was married back in the 90s. We all thought he was a dick then….
phargrav missed “….cunning linguist Scott Simms”