Well, boys ‘n’ girls, that sure didn’t take long, did it? All those rumours running rampant of a major cabinet shuffle come the Fall were quickly nipped in the bud in typical Stevie Spiteful style today. Yep, Robocop Fantino will be replacing Bevie Odeous as minister for CIDA and was already sworn in. Bigger surprise for me was that I thought Stevie was going to simply abolish the associate defense minister post, but given that it looks like Petey MacKay is there to stay (gee Stevie, you are forever in his debt, ain’t you?), thus he needs a new babysitter, I guess. Bernard Valcourt, minister of state for Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for Francophonie will add Petey’s babysitter to his workload. given that purchases, including those problematic bad assed F-35s are now at the doorstep of Public Works, I suppose Valcourt will have time to do all those other things.
It’s even more weird to imagine Robocop Fantino going to Africa, visiting poor sick and hungry children and debating whether or not to fund International Planned Parenthood initiatives and the like. Hell, his face, alone, screams “Get off my lawn!”, even to poor children. Gee, should I change his name from Robocop Fantino to Mother Goose Fantino? Yanno, boys ‘n’ girls, it’s even weirder to imagine Robocop er Mother Goose Fantino in this role than ol’ Bevie Odeous.
Actually, it had been thought that ol’ Robocop would’ve been shuffled out of cabinet hisself given how he was in up to his beady little eye-balls in F-35 shit as well as the fact that he really doesn’t perform all that well in the House of Commons. If one thought Bevie Odeous was a piss poor communicator, try watching Robocop Fantino with a straight face, some time. He, a master at sticking his foot in it.
Another thing, isn’t ol’ Robocop under some Elections Canada investigation hisself? But, I guess that doesn’t matter, given that ol’ Chrissie Paradis has at least 3 different ethics investigations going on about him and he keeps his post. Also, ol’ Dean of Gastro gets to keep being parliamentary secretary to Stevie hisself, despite those cancelled cheques coming to light.
As Stevie Spiteful’s mouthpiece, Andy McDougall says, that is the only shuffle there will be at this time, thus confirming every misfit, flunkie and ethically challenged, as well as those who have wasted more money than Bevie Odeous in more frivolous ways, is staying right where they are.
“For the prime minister there are a lot of important files,” Harper’s director of communications, Andrew MacDougall, said in an interview.
“The government is trying to move forward now and there’s a lot of work that’s ongoing. So the need here is for continuity, to make sure that we keep moving forward with what is a pretty ambitious policy agenda.
“We’re only a year into the new government and there’s still a lot of work to do and we have the ministers in place to do that work.”
Gee, I didn’t quite catch that, can you repeat, Andy?
“So everybody is going to have a productive summer focusing on their work and making sure that we come back to Parliament in the fall ready to hit the ground running.”
This kinda reminds me of Jean Chretien’s old ” A proof is a proof…” speech from way back when. Yanno, that circular talk?
STevie’s maintaining the rest of this merry band of thieves right where they are is also further evidence that Harpercon women are just not equal to Harpercon men.
Oh, you may want to take a look at this interesting post from Lizzie May today. Don’t let the title fool ya, just read the post. Here are some exerpts:
I can’t and won’t explain or defend the $16 orange juice or the limo, but why people focus on that and not the fact that every single day Stephen Harper moves within Ottawa with a motorcade of two black sedans (front and rear) with three smoky-glassed, bullet proof SUVs in between – FIVE vehicles – is beyond me. The reality of our outrage levels are such that $16 orange juice grabs headlines and $20 million a year on the PM’s personal security (more than double previous PMs) rolls right by without notice.
Scandals in “Harperland” (as Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin has dubbed current day Ottawa) are increasingly disturbing. The mystery of why the aid group KAIROS was denied CIDA funding – and how critical documents were forged — is now occupying the Speaker of the House, Parliamentary committees, and a fair amount of media ink. The fact that it happened at all is an outrage.
Then again, perhaps putting someone as inept as ol’ Robocop Fantino in this post is further evident that Stevie Spiteful really doesn’t care about CIDA, unless, of course, it is to make sure no one is funding medically safe abortions to desperate women in third world countries.