Saturday, January 09, 2010

"Um ... your employment history seems a bit light, Mr. Harper."

The late Molly Ivins once eviscerated perpetual Republican blowhard Phil Gramm thusly:

Gramm, the great crusader against government spending, has spent his entire life on the government tit. He was born at a military hospital, raised on his father’s Army pay, went to private school at Georgia Military Academy on military insurance after his father died, paid for his college tuition with same, got a National Defense Fellowship to graduate school, taught at a state-supported school, and made generous use of his Senate expense account.

Apparently, much the same can be said about one Stephen Harper who, if you believe Wikipedia, has rarely held an actual job. That would certainly explain why he values everyone else's job so little.

1 comment:

ForestP said...

Not surprising the PM's only job was a mail clerk for Imperial Oil that his dad got him. It's not surprising that Imperial Oil is owned by Exxon-Mobil, their regular involvement (read: sabotage)in the domestic political realm of many upon many different countries to suit their pro-exploitation agendas. It's really not surprising Harper is nothing more than a corporate shiv, that he isn't working for any of us, and I would be willing to bet that he has been handed considerable stock options in Imperial Oil/Esso/Exxon Mobil.

Of course given Ed Stelmach's inability or lack of willingness to produce the figures on political lobbying in Alberta, then we'll probably never learn how much little stephen is now making on his...what...2nd job?