Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Helena Guergis: Comedy gold.

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?


Lindsay Stewart said...

you can't fire her for telling the boss to suck eggs after she just done went and suck washed the boss's shorts in public. valerie knight cain't quit you helena guergis.

Gallahad said...

It's nice to know all the heroic sacrifices, of our brave men and women in the Canadian armed forces, was just to enable Knight the right to promote and praise, that useless sack of shit, Helena Guergis to the newspapers.

double nickel said...

I'm sure the parents of the 140+ Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan feel much better today.

Niles said...

Both of them have the right to praise Geurgis. They also have the responsibility to mention the little fact they are well paid cheerleaders for Geurgis, responding glurge to published criticism of her.

(Is that a name? Glurgis?)

But I can see 'free speech' and 'the troops' and 'everyone does it so nyah' were immediately hauled out in a wall of smoke and mirrors.

And frankly, I suspect Geurgis is more fireable than these handlers of hers. If they were that fast back on the retort and were allowed to be interviewed, are they off the leash, or the bureaucrat-level operatives seeded throughout the Con MP ranks to really run things for the party?

Seems to be a lot of them finding good steady work in federal Con ranks. At this point, I'm fully expecting them all to be linked to the so-con orgs, ala the American underbelly to the Republicans in Washington.

Metro said...

Yeah, Val, suuuure ... You wrote suck-up letters whilst not just failing to disclose your interest but actively concealing your own last name in order to do so.

It clearly never crossed your crippled little mind that there was anything wrong in what you were doing.