In this article, we read about how there is some issue with independent Liberal MPs who'd chosen to vote independently of the party.
Last I'd checked, MPs were supposed to represent their constituents, not their party membership. As such, I don't see what there is to be embarrassed about in the Liberals voting as individuals instead of like the Borg. If anything, you'd think it would win more votes for Liberal candidates in that it shows that they're independent-minded and not just clueless party hacks. Heck, if I had that kind of Liberal candidate in my riding, showing himself to have a mind of his own rather than one plugged into the Liberal Borg Collective, he'd be a candidate worth considering in my opinion.
The MP I have in my riding does in fact have his head plugged into the Conservative Borg Collective. He's a total party hack incapable of independent thought and likely just says 'how high' when Harper says 'jump'.
That's not the kind of candidate I want representing me in Parliament. The fact that Liberal MPs are capable of showing independent thought should be considered to be a plus, not a minus, should it not? Why would Ignatieff be so embarrassed by this? Is he planning to run the next election to become an MP, or Iggy the Great, the First King of Canada?