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Fun question: What does "effectively tearing up your party card" look like?

Globe:

“Mr. Mulroney is mystified by this attack,” spokesman Robin Sears said Tuesday night. “It is a complete fabrication. If the person making the claim has the courage to go public, Mr. Mulroney will deal with them.”

(As if on cue — pw:) Senator Marjory LeBreton, the government Senate Leader and a former aide and confidante of Mr. Mulroney, said he did ask to have his name removed from party lists: “My understanding is that he personally called a high-ranking person in the party and asked that his name be removed from all party lists.”

Sun:

Senior Conservatives contacted reporters yesterday to tell them Mulroney had effectively torn up his party card.

“I can confirm he is no longer a member,” one said.

(Fun question: What the hell does “effectively tearing up your party card” look like?)

CP:

“He’s part of the history of this party, you can’t rewrite history. If they’re worried about branding, then shut the inquiry down. They’re the ones who called the inquiry.

Memory lane:

He welcomed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to cut to the chase and call a public inquiry – a move which came just one day after Mulroney himself called on Harper to do just that.

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