If Rob Anders is the guy for Calgary West, why not just let him fight a nomination race?
I would say that Anders must know some dirty secret about someone important for them to be protecting him like this, but they've made it pretty clear that they're willing to protect any and all Conservative MPs, no matter what they've done. In fact, I hear you can commit a crime (or several!) and still end up front-and-center with the PM during question period.
But I digress...
It would have been more honest for Harper to just rule out nomination races for his MPs as he did between 2004 and 2006 than to carry on this charade of honesty and accountability in how we run the Party.
Maybe the CPC should have gone for an election this spring. The longer we wait the more it seems that accountability, transparency and grassroots representation were just buzzwords to this government. (Kind of like "lower taxes!" Well, the "lower" part, anyway.)