Mr. Speaker, here are the top 10 reasons given by Liberal backbenchers as to why they flip-flopped on the child pornography vote last night.
No. 10: Vote against my conscience. What conscience?
No. 9: I like to sign on to things I have no intention of backing up. It makes me feel like a cabinet minister.
No. 8: If I toe the line often enough maybe I will get a canoe museum in my riding.
No. 7: Let the commission do its work.
No. 6: No comment. The minister has not told me what to say yet.
No. 5: This from the member from Coquitlam. I am no yes man and, besides, that is not my signature.
No. 4: The Prime Minister told me I could vote any way I wanted to, as long as I voted no.
No. 3: You get used to it. Remember the hep C vote?
No. 2: That depends on what your definition of the word “is” is.
And the No. 1 reason given by Liberal flip-floppers is: Now I want you to listen to me. My pen did not have relations with that letter, that Liberal petition, and I have never gone back on my word, not once, not ever.