It really highlights how insane this story has become that suddenly Bev Oda smoking a cigarette outside parliament was treated as a big "gotcha" moment on Wednesday. If I had to sit through Question Period and listen to what the opposition members were screaming, I'd need a smoke too. She's Canadian, and she is not the Minister of Health. Maybe if any good comes from this ordeal, it will be a Tory increase among smoking voters?
And by the way, if you are wondering about her giant welder's glasses, she recently had eye surgery. This photograph makes me feel sympathy for Bev Oda.