[Maj] Reid, who was also the commander of the Gander-based helicopter squadron until he retired in October, told iPolitics that the flight was a scheduled training mission intended to have a new flight engineer practice using the Cormorant’s hoist equipment.Hmmm.“This was a training flight that we were going to participate in,” said Reid, who could not be reached for comment Wednesday. “If the minister was able to slide his way in, in some fashion, that was fine with us.”
First, we all know how pencil-necked politicians work. If it was a training mission and MacKay was scheduled to observe it in an official capacity there would have been more activity around Gander than an acid spill in a condom factory for at least a week before the flight.
Second, when has MacKay done anything around any piece of military kit without having it and himself photographed from six different angles? Past and recent behaviour shows the guy never met a camera he didn't adore.Where were the platoon of photographers? Hmmm?
Considering this would have been MacKay playing with the troops again, a prime photo op, well .... I'm calling bullshit.
Drink your suds, sport. I'm not finished.