Saturday, July 09, 2016
Jason Kenney, Tony Clement, and the Mediocrity of the Cons
It may seem hard to believe, but many in the MSM are saying that Jason Kenney's decision to leave his job in Ottawa to go fight the commies in Alberta, has blown a giant hole in the Con leadership race.
Which speaks volumes about the dilapidated state of Rona Ambrose's Harper Party.
And so does this...
Tony Gazebo Clement, announcing that he will soon be announcing that he will be a candidate for Con leader.
Veteran Conservative MP Tony Clement is set to join the leadership race to take over the helm of his party. The former cabinet minister will make an “important announcement” in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday night, alongside his wife Lynne, about the “future of the Conservative Party of Canada,” according to a release.
Thinking that he can keep the suspense building for another four days.
“Obviously, I’m going to talk about the future of our party and our country, and I look forward to getting the feedback,” Mr. Clement, who declined to confirm his leadership bid, said when reached by phone on Friday.
When in fact nobody really gives a damn. Nobody thinks he has the slightest chance of winning.
Not after his appalling record in office.
Not after the way he gutted the census...
Only to later admit it was all a terrible mistake, but don't blame him because he was just following orders...
And of course not after this nightmare that will haunt him forever...
Or this nightmare that will haunt US forever....
For what will Clement do next to try to attract attention? How low will he go?
And yes, no wonder Jason Kenney decided to leave the sinking Con ship and try to revive his sagging career in Alberta.
Where yesterday he announced that he does indeed have the support of Stephen Harper.
Jason Kenney says his Alberta PC leadership aspiration — which involves reuniting the province's fractured right — comes with the support of his old boss Stephen Harper.
"You know I have discussed this with him and he, I shouldn't probably discuss our private conversations ... he's encouraged me to offer myself in either the provincial or federal leadership," Kenney told CBC Calgary News at 6 on Friday.
Which while hardly surprising, does seem fitting.
For it's thanks to Harper that the Cons were never able to develop a new generation of leaders. And now look so old, so tired, and above all so mediocre.
For Great Fallen Leader was always too paranoid, or too vain, to encourage any serious contenders lest they one day fancy his job...
So now the Cons are paying a terrible price. Unable to renew themselves, unable to attract any decent leadership candidates, still the Harper Party, and still going nowhere.
You know I once thought Clement might have another career as a street musician, after seeing this picture of him performing with an Elvis impersonator...
But after hearing him sing this old Clash song on the Todd Shapiro show I change my mind...
For it's clear he can't sing either eh?
And he really should have gone.
Tony Clement, just another Con clown.
Clinging to the past.
And like all the others, more than ready to get the hook...
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