It’s not every day that an opposition leader will gift you a gilt edged opportunity to make political capital at their expense. Christina McKelvie MSP amply demonstrated this morning how to misplay the ‘moral superiority’ card and, instead, turn it into a prima facie example of ‘moral repugnance’. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Weel din Virus Sark! AhDinnaeKen reports:
By Longshanker aka @ergasiophobe
CHRISTINA MCKELVIE MSP this morning surrendered the opportunity for the SNP to play the ‘moral superiority’ card over their Labour opponents.
The hapless politician tweeted a tasteless reference to being “Yes positive” in order to shame Johann Lamont’s recent reference to Nationalism as a “virus”.
Furious fellow nationalists, political opponents and neutrals alike demanded she should ‘apologise’. But the tasteless MSP remained defiant, insisting instead that it is Johann Lamont who should apologise.
The Retweet by Ms Hamilton (pictured above) attracted many comments, the majority of which condemned her compassionless mockery and likening of the Yes campaign to HIV victims.
The shameless politician insisted that she was being misunderstood and that her Tweet was merely “mischief making”.
But friends of the SNP remained unmoved. SNP activist and blogger Jeff Breslin said: “Whatever the context, this looks rather distasteful, and the kind of thing politicians end up apologising for…”
His comments were reinforced by independence supporting New Statesman journalist James Maxwell who merely said: “Yup.”
Many in the inner coterie of the SNP’s sinister £1m media relations Star Chamber remained unmoved by McKelvie’s gaffe.
Wee sleekit, cowerin’, backstabbing spokesperson for the SNP, Wee Naebudy, said: “We would like to distance ourselves from Christina’s ill judged remarks.
“Once again Johann Lamont presented us with an opportunity to make hay at the Labour Party’s expense.
“And now McKelvie’s f**ked it up for us. The Courier and STV are already all over it and she’s helped make it look like we’re the morally repugnant eejits.
“Weel din hen, your demotion’s in the post.”
Christina McKelvie is 45 and an active supporter of a well known Nationalist Front site which the Yes campaign recently distanced itself from.