Monday, May 09, 2011

And with that [Updated with more wankery!]

...former Minister for Former-err-Foreign Affairs Larry "Lost" Cannon confirms - thankfully - for the final time that he is, in fact, a consummate wanker.

After going down to ignoble electoral defeat last week, soon-to-be-former Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon is set to deliver a farewell speech to his soon-to-be-former staff at his soon-to-be-former ministerial stomping grounds at the Lester B. Pearson building on Sussex. 

For those of you who may be wondering idly whether this is standard practice for ministers who go down without the ship, the answer, as far as I know, is no. We may be about to find out why -- that, or establish a quaint, if bittersweet new tradition for such awkward departures.
Jesus, I bet he even charged taxpayers for his little I-got-fired party. Someone might want to check that. 

If this is what a mere ex-CON cabinet minister does when he loses his job, can you imagine what'll happen when Lord Stephen eventually loses his job? We'd withdraw from Afghanistan just so there's enough troops available for the parade!

The Grope and Flail flies ever closer to the Sun and uses the word "Magnanimous" to describe Lost Cannon's unprecedented ego-feeding key turn-in party.  The virus clearly spreads. Also this gem from mouth of the Displaced One:
The outgoing minister, in a speech to diplomats at his department’s Ottawa headquarters, underlined support for democracy and human rights around the world as the most important role for Canadian foreign policy. And he slipped in a joke at his own expense.
“The force of the instinct for democracy can sometimes surprise us, as has been the case in Tunisia, in Egypt, in Libya, and Syria – and I’m almost tempted to add, in Pontiac,” he said. “But I don’t think anybody ever thought of me as Maniwaki Gadhafi.”
No, none thought of him as the Maniwaki Gadhafi, but we should probably thank him for the correction as some of us had drawn other comparisons.


Gloria said...

The one thing that did puzzle me during the campaign is....Why did none of the opposition not mention, Harper is under investigation for war crimes?

I think the entire election was corrupt. Voters were left PENCILS to mark their ballots with. Very easy to tamper with.

Harper had a convicted felon working for him. Thieved money to fund an election.

Henchmen stormed Guelph University, to prevent students from voting. They even tried to steal the ballot boxes.

I don't care where you go, Canadians did not want Harper for P.M. No way do I believe Harper won this election, on the up and up.

900ft Jesus said...

A friend of mine was at DFAIT when Cannon was there. She said he would yell and swear at staff when they refused to write or post CPC partisan crap. Told them they were all a bunch of Liberal partisan hacks.

janfromthebruce said...

so good of the NDP to take Cannon out!

Alison said...

I would be thrilled to have a parade when SH loses. Maybe there could be a float with a pillary on it the better to see our deposed leader, and perhaps lob some overripe fruit as he passes.