April 13, 2006

There's only one thing better than hypocrisy...

When I was in high school, a buddy of mine and I used to sit around all day and play the game, “What’s more ironic.”

For example, he would ask a question such as, “what’s more ironic, being run over by a tank or being run over by an ambulance?”

Then I would respond with something like, “what’s more ironic, Britney Spears singing a cover of Joan Jetts’ “I love rock and roll” when Britney doesn’t know what rock and roll is, or us mentioning her in this game when Britney doesn’t know what irony is?”

And so on and so on.

This morning when I opened the newspaper to read the following tid-bit of info,

PM's friend lands air-control post
Montreal Gazette
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Source: CanWest News Service; CP

One day after tabling landmark legislation to "clean up" Ottawa, Prime
Minister Stephen Harper's government has found a new job for an old
friend. Former B.C. Conservative MP Jim Gouk has been appointed to fill
one of the three government positions on the board of Nav Canada, the
private corporation that runs Canada's civil air navigation service. But
officials from the office of Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon insist
he was nominated because of his qualifications and expertise as a former
pilot and air traffic controller.

all I could think is, “what’s more ironic, that Harper decided to appoint a buddy to a swanky Nav Canada board job one day after passing his ethics legislation, or him deciding to give the appointment to Gouk, a guy who’s knowledge in the field extends to his one-time stint as an air traffic controller over 15 years ago.”

I can just see Harper’s decision-making process. “Hmmm… Nav Canada, Nav Canada, Nav Canada,… let me see… well Deb Grey used to travel in planes a lot… and Paul Forseth, well he used to make a mean paper airplane in caucus meetings… but wait! I know who’s just perfect…I bet he still has that reflective vest and will even be able to wear it to the meetings!”

6 Commentaires:

Blogger Antonio a dit...


4/13/2006 11:02 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Antonio that tops the majority of your sarcastic posts! I got a good laugh out of that!

4/13/2006 12:56 p.m.  
Anonymous Manitoba Liberal a dit...


I played the same game in high school...

4/13/2006 5:35 p.m.  
Anonymous Saguenay Grit a dit...

Wow we found a game that unites Canadians Ad mare usque ad mari... let's make it the official national game (and for the québécois with their national parks and national capital, national stands for all Canada :) )

4/13/2006 6:14 p.m.  
Blogger James Bowie a dit...

How do you get the bilingual commentaires/ comments button?

4/14/2006 3:06 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Is Antonio working for Harper? It sounds like it. I have a theory that Antonio is being paid by Harper to say outrageous comments about the Conservatives, to make the Liberals look as extreme lefties like Layton, the video professor and his NDP clan of clowns.

4/15/2006 12:27 a.m.  

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