Friday, November 28, 2014
The Day Jason Kenney Got Taken to the Woodshed
I have written about Jason Kenney's outrageous collaboration with the shadowy Con operative Alexandra Constantinidis
How he used her secretly taped recording to go after a Liberal candidate.
How he refused to apologize after it turned out to be the wrong guy.
And instead delivered this crazed diatribe...
But now he has finally ran out of hot air, or been sedated, and has been taken to the woodshed by the Globe and Mail.
There shouldn’t be any place in Canadian politics for the penny-ante dirty trick pulled by a Conservative operative this month. And it’s disturbing that Jason Kenney, the Minister of Employment and usually one of the party’s more thoughtful leaders, would give this pathetic behaviour a seal of approval.
Compared to his hero Richard Nixon...
It’s one thing for low-level partisans to indulge in Nixonian chicanery; it’s another thing altogether for a person of Mr. Kenney’s stature to associate with it.
And given a brutal spanking he will not soon forget.
When you double-down on a penny ante, you only have two pennies. Why a cabinet minister would want to be involved in such small-change politics is baffling, but the fact Mr. Kenney has done so gives this cheapening of Canadian politics the blessing of the government. There is a price to be paid for this.
And of course this couldn't be more embarrassing.
It is perfectly apt to point out here that Michael Sona, who was sentenced to nine months in jail this month in the robocall scandal in Guelph, Ont., was a 22-year-old Conservative Party staffer at the time the offence was committed. Some young Conservatives seem to think anything goes. Is Mr. Kenney telling them they’re right?
Especially since Michael Sona is planning to appeal his sentence.
So the story of the Con Tricky Dicky gang isn't going to go away. It will hover like a stinky cloud over the election campaign, along with Duffy and Del Mastro.
And now Jason Kenney, who would pose as Mr Clean, is going to find himself right in the middle of it.
And not only that, forever linked in the the public's mind, with the bizarre Con Mata Hari Alexandra Constantinidis...
How ironic eh?
And how damaging.
Because Constantinidis looks a lot like the little girl in Poltergeist...
So people won't easily forget her.
And of course all of this is VERY bad news for Stephen Harper, because he's been desperately trying to buff up the image of his sleazy dirty trick government.
For that cloud of corruption probably explains why despite finding himself on the right side of what is still a popular war...
His polls are not as good as previously advertised.
Have the Conservatives really caught up to the Liberals in national voting intentions, as one recent poll asserts? While the margin between the two parties has certainly narrowed in recent weeks, it does not seem to be the case that the Conservatives are the ones on the move.
Canadians simply will not embrace him, because they don't trust him. And Kenney's caper will only make matters worse. And make the Harper Cons look even more corrupt, sinister, and dangerous. If that's possible.
Golly. The Lord does indeed work in mysterious ways eh?
And thank goodness for small mercies.
Kenney may replace Harper, because one does resemble the other...
But his image has been fatally compromised.
The Cons have no future.
And he'll NEVER be Prime Minister...
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