As we all know only too painfully, Jason Kenney is trying to reinvent himself as the Saviour of Alberta.
Even though he was born in Ontario, has spent the last twenty years in Ottawa, and couldn't save anything or anyone.
Including apparently HIMSELF.
For as we also know, he just got that other Ontario cowboy Stephen Harper to give his campaign a plug or a blessing...
Even though some pundits in that province are pointing out that kind of an endorsement, from that kind of unholy pimp, might not help him.
It could actually hurt him.
Melanee Thomas, political scientist and professor at the University of Calgary and former provincial NDP candidate, said Kenney’s bid — and the endorsements by Ottawa politicians — could do more harm than good.
She said Albertans haven’t historically liked having federal politicians return to the province to try saving it.
“It didn’t work so well for Prentice,” she said
But then Kenney doesn't seem to know what century he is living in...
And to make matters worse, as the political strategist Stephen Carter points out, doesn't seem to understand why the NDP won the last election.
“He’s been living in Ottawa for so long, he forgets what is a real Albertan,” Carter said. “A united right wouldn’t have stopped (the NDP’s provincial election win).”
He said during the last provincial election, the centre didn’t reflect centre values, causing voters to move left.
“I’m concerned about Jason Kenney and the federal Conservative party saying they’re here to save everyone and move everything to the right,” Carter said. “I don’t think that’s the model that will work here.
And that he's running for leader of the wrong party.
“If he wants to lead a right wing party, there’s a party right here: the Wildrose.”
Gawd. How many mistakes can you make before they call you a rodeo clown, and put a big red nose on your face?
But then as Michael Harris writes, Kenney has always been delusional.
He may be ready for Alberta, but is Alberta ready for Wild Jay Kenney?
You can just tell when guys in cowboy hats and neckerchiefs haven’t spent much time in the saddle. You just know they couldn’t hogtie a kitten, or shoot a lamp shade let alone a silver dollar off a fence post.
There was a time when I thought that Harper was the ultimate identity chameleon — an Easterner who had managed to convince the country he was a cowpuncher. I was wrong. Kenney may not be King of the Cowboys, but he is definitely king of the chameleons. Like his former boss, who was a son of Leaside, Kenney was born in the wilds of Ontario — Oakville to be precise. Home on the range meant the stove to Jason.
He's trying to make Albertans believe that he's a real cowboy, or the new Ralph Klein.
When he'd have to drink like a fish to look and sound like Klein. *Burp* *Barf*
And he's as much of a cowboy as his fallen leader was...
He's just a grubby opportunist who after the Con's disastrous election results, has seen the writing on the wall, and is running away from Justin Trudeau.
Is there anyone who believes that Kenney on his best day could take out Justin Trudeau in any forum or in any event? True, they are both celebrities. Trudeau is a world class attraction around whom state dinners are planned. Kenney’s celebrity is the kind bestowed on game show hosts who give away washing machines and trips to Puerto Rico.
A hopeless bigot and buffoon who having bet the house on old King Harper.
How delusional is Wild Jay Kenney? He still thinks it’s a good thing to be endorsed by Stephen Harper.
Me? That’s a hand of aces and eights.
Will no doubt sooner or later end up in the same place he did...
You know, the day we finally defeated those ghastly Cons, after the decade of darkness, was one of the greatest days of my life.
And I'm still celebrating eh?
But now I think watching those bullies and Con artists slowly fall apart, as reality hits them in the face like a big
Could be even more entertaining....
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