Two! And counting...
A long-time spokesperson of Minister Helena Guergis insists there was no conflict of interest when she wrote a glowing letter to Maclean’s about her boss—but failed to identify herself as the MP’s employee.
Valerie Knight, who has worked for Guergis for three and a half years in her Alliston constituency office, says it never crossed her mind to disclose their affiliation when she sent a letter to the editor on Mar. 14.
I truly love the part where she sees no ethical conflict. But, really, how are you ever going to top this?
[Knight] doesn’t regret not identifying herself in the letter, and says she was exercising free speech. “People are dying for that friggin’ right.”
Yes, Valerie ... Canadian soldiers are fighting and dying to defend your right to be a lying, unethical hack. I'm sure that was in the job description when they enlisted.
Fuck, but I hate these people.
BY THE WAY, IT'S FIRING TIME: Note carefully how Knight sees nothing wrong, but her own boss describes the letters as "inappropriate." And Knight clearly doesn't give a rat's ass what her boss thinks about this:
Nor is Knight concerned about what her boss will think. “I don’t care what [Guergis] thinks of my letter, quite frankly. I mean, it’s a letter. She knows how I feel,” Knight told Maclean’s. “She knows that if I want to say something, you can’t stop me.” Just what everybody wants in a spokesperson, no doubt.
So ... how exactly is that not a firing offense? Telling your boss publicly that she can suck eggs?