The NDP MPs had better not mind being used as a backdrop and a prop to their leader Jack Layton like he did today in what was laughingly labelled a caucus speech. Usually when someone gives a speech, the intended audience is not placed behind the speaker.
Smilin’ Jack was also given a pass on hiding his new MPs from the media by CTV’s Bob Fife who immediately after said it was perfectly understandable and acceptable for Layton to shield them. At the same time, there was Rosemary Barton on CBC giggling away explaining how the NDP wouldn’t let the Press near them.
How long will the 2 groups be content with allowing each of these things to continue?