His pension now safely in the bag, Lunney has decided to formalize his legislative contribution by not running in the upcoming federal election. He'll go down undefeated and very quickly forgotten.
Lunney gives "bible thumpers" a bad name. A chiropractor in a previous life, Lunney has used his office primarily to promote his evangelical pursuits. Even with Harper's astonishingly shallow caucus talent pool, Lunney remained in the deepest recesses of the back bench.
So, with nothing at all to lose, Dr. Lumpy has resigned from the Conservative caucus.
In a statement released Tuesday, James Lunney announced that he is withdrawing from the Conservative caucus voluntarily so as not to "entangle the most multiracial, multicultural and multi-faith caucus in parliamentary history" in his decision to defend his beliefs.
Earlier this month, Lunney came to the defence of an Ontario Tory MPP who caused a stir at Queen's Park when he told reporters he doesn't believe in evolution.
"Just stop calling evolution fact," Lunney tweeted.
In his statement Tuesday, Lunney said his comments "were inflated by media, blended with other unrelated but alleged heretical statements and became a top story on national media creating a firestorm of criticism and condemnation."
"Since two other politicians in Ontario and Alberta were targeted during the same period, it is clear that any politician or candidate of faith is going to be subjected to the same public scrutiny in coming elections," he added.
True enough, shit for brains, but you announced your decision to leave politics in 2013. You weren't running anyway. Just more of your standard bullshit.
If I sound like I'm taking this personally, perhaps it's because this buffoon sits as the MP for my riding. That's how I know this character has been nothing but a placeholder since he went to Ottawa.
Lunney makes the case for a Parliamentary Power of Attorney by which he could simply stay home and have someone else cast his vote.