Senator Patrick Brazeau back on Twitter with poem after assault charge

by Emily Senger

Senator Patrick Brazeau, once a prolific user of social media, has reappeared with his first tweet after being charged with sexual assault and assault after being arrested at his home in Gatineau, Que. on February 7.

The line, with a few mistakes added in, is taken from an anonymous 1960s poem, writes National Post reporter Tristin Hopper. “Four stanzas long, it concludes with the vow ‘Today I’m strong; my fears are gone/ Today I fight again’ — although Mr. Brazeau did not get that far,” Hopper writes.

Brazeau, 38, remains a senator, but other senators voted to force him to take a leave of absence while the charges against him move through the courts. The vote also gave the the Senate the power to freeze Brazeau’s expense account.




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Senator Patrick Brazeau back on Twitter with poem after assault charge

  1. Um…..

    He is the subject of an English folk song entitled Sir Andrew Barton or Andrew Bartin, which is Child ballad number 167.

    The most famous lines of this ballad are:

    ‘I am hurt but I am not slain.

    I’ll lay me down and bleed awhile,
    Then I’ll rise and fight again.’

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Barton_%28privateer%29

    • Heh heh heh, you always slay me. One hopes Emily Senger (and Tristan Hopper) reads the comments and fixes her error, which would never have happened had they googled the lines. Anonymous poem from the Sixties indeed. This is what happens when one simply cuts and pastes without checking veracity of the sources.

      • LOL I always liked the lines….apparently Brazeau does too.

        I have never forgiven the media for claiming Ignatieff was quoting Mao!

  2. Considering his real problems stem from an alleged domestic assault, I’m going to go ahead and call his tweet both ironic (unintentionally, of course) and stupid.

  3. What an itwitterate lit.

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