April 21, 2007

The Psychic

This will haunt Harper forever.

I do not blame Harper for having an image consultant, but you would figure if Tories have enough money for a death star, they can afford an image consultant.

To be honest I am starting to get worried.

Our image consultant is Kyoto the dog and the Tories have a PSYCHIC!

What if the psychic saw the damage Kyoto would do to our economy?

Who needs fixed election dates when you have a psychic telling you when you could win?

Who needs Wajid Khan’s report when the psychic could just read his mind and report to Harper?

Why have competition for Public Works contracts when the psychic knows that Michael Fortier’s friends will do a good job?

Why ask if Daniel Paille is a sovereigntist if the psychic already knows? Or why have an inquiry into the matter if the psychic already knows the outcome?

The list goes on and on.

Like I said…forever…and if you do not believe me…ask the psychic.

13 Commentaires:

Blogger fatness a dit...

Antonio, get over yourself. This will not haunt Harper for ever. If you think so, than the Liberal Party really is out of touch with regular Canadians.

You seem to be creating an issue out of nothing. Mckenzie King claimed to speak to his dead mother and dog, getting spiritual advice. Reagan was also known to indulge in astrology. These acts didn't hinder the work both men accomplished.

The fact is that this 'psychic', Michelle Muntean, is Harper's makeup artist. She has worked extensively at both CBC and CTV. If she does give Harper spiritual advice, so be it. Many people believe in superstitions and read horoscopes. How is that any different?

The issue as to who's paying her salary is something else, and should be looked at.

I would advice you Antonio not to get too heated up over your psychic inclinations of predicting that this will haunt Harper forever.

Rather than make psychic forecasts, its time to focus on the lousy performance of the Liberals, and why Dion hasn't said anything about Colleen Beaumier's disgusting comments.

4/21/2007 12:06 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Hraper is a clown. He is entirely about servicing his ambition. His image, policy and conduct is devoted to his singular mission of being elected.

Alberta Tories are becoming seriously disenchanted with HArper over these antics.

4/21/2007 12:35 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

maybe we can ask the psychic what Dion is thinking and save ourselves the suspense

4/21/2007 12:35 p.m.  
Blogger Candace a dit...

Do you seriously believe that Harper would consult a psychic? Really?

Harper won't be haunted by this, because nobody is stupid enough to believe that a policy-wonk, pragmatic, "steely-eyed," "meanspirited," cold, uncaring, uncharistmatic - I forget all the things he's been called, but flaky has never been one of them - bully would believe in such a thing. And for sure, I doubt you'll find many hard-right Christian fundamentalists that would like to see all women barefoot & pregnant in the kitchen believing in or consulting psychics, either.

So you guys need to decide if you're going to stick with the kitten-eating bully storyline or the flaky storyline, but you can't have both, sort of like you can't be the champions of Kyoto having done buggar all for a decade.

4/21/2007 1:03 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

looks like we have hit a nerve with the Tories

4/21/2007 2:16 p.m.  
Blogger rabbit a dit...

Is there any evidence that Harper has every consulted Muntean in her capacity as a psychic?

That's the 64-thousand dollar question. If the answer is yes, Harper's got a problem.

4/21/2007 6:39 p.m.  
Blogger Candace a dit...

Antonio, you didn't hit a nerve with me, I just think the whole thing is ludicrous.

4/21/2007 7:14 p.m.  
Blogger Scott Tribe a dit...

Personally, I think its a fabulous idea of Harpers.

I mean, Harper can now cut all these wasteful consultation processes and hearings and so on. Why bother when you have a psychic telling you what the outcome will be of every action taken?

4/21/2007 8:20 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

why have ministers...

just appoint Muntean to the Senate and make her minister of decisions

4/21/2007 9:37 p.m.  
Blogger whyshouldIsellyourwheat a dit...

People seem to have forgotten this column by Leah McLaren (in the G&M) a year ago, when she basically suggested that Harper get a stylist if he wanted to attract young urban female voters.


Stephen, what the heck are you wearing?
by Leah McLaren

Stephen darling, can we talk?

What I and everybody else back in Canada really need know right now is what the heck are you wearing?

Don't give me that "who me?" look. It might work on Laureen, but it won't work on a style columnist. I know you got into Cancun late Wednesday night. I know you haven't had time to shop since Afghanistan.You're Prime Minister now -- it's time to dress that way.

I don't mean to be cranky, but you're testing my sartorial patience. First there was the hair issue (ongoing), then the series of mock turtlenecks that made you look like an assistant golf pro at Club Link, then the Lone Ranger getup at the Stampede, and now this! Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, you show up for an official visit wearing a fishing vest and clashing bottoms.

Look around, Stephen. It's Cancun. Not a war zone. Not a campaign barbeque in Moose Jaw. Everyone else is in pressed linen and khakis and there you are, looking one bucket-hat away from being the next Canadian Tire Guy.

Don't you have advisers for this kind of thing? Press secretaries? Image consultants? A personal shopper? A mirror? I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of showing your recent photo to a few experts in the field.

The first was Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla, a politician known for her elegance and style. Admittedly she's a member of the opposition, but partisanship aside, the news wasn't good. "It looks as if Harper has forgotten that he's in Mexico this week and not Kandahar," she quipped, adding the recommendation that perhaps the PM "should have done a stopover at Toronto Fashion Week."

Looking at the photos, Ceri Marsh, editor-in-chief of Fashion magazine in Toronto, sighed deeply into the phone.

"Oh, this is bad. This is terrible. Fox looks great. Bush is fine. But Harper is a total embarrassment. He looks like their assistant. Could he not do his zipper up? It looks like his belly is too big. And I believe those appear to be pleated brown trousers. No one has worn those in 10 years.

"And what is with that vest? Is it supposed to be camouflage? Maybe he thinks if they don't see him they won't take him to task on softwood lumber."

She paused for a moment. "Oh wait, he's supposed to take them to task on softwood lumber."

If you were hoping a red-blooded male might be more sympathetic, I'm afraid you're out of luck. After catching sight your outfit, Jeff Farbstein, vice-president of Harry Rosen, all but howled in disgust.

"He's wearing a utility vest!" he lamented.

Asked for some professional fashion advice, Mr. Farbstein barely knew where to begin.

"He's not the best-dressed guy to begin with, but this is obviously an important international event. One of his consultants should have told him what to wear, and how. If he were wearing a beige cotton suit with no tie and a crisp linen shirt, that would have been the way to go.

"But even if he'd just gotten off the plane -- at least throw a blue blazer over it."

4/22/2007 1:04 p.m.  
Blogger whyshouldIsellyourwheat a dit...

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4/22/2007 1:07 p.m.  
Blogger SouthernOntarioan a dit...

I actually agree with Antonio on this one. Small-c and big-C conservatives will be both pissed off about this.

Small-c conservatives will be upset about the financial irresponsibility of it all. Social conservatives will see her 'psychic' thing as a no-no.

4/23/2007 2:13 p.m.  
Blogger Cam a dit...

Guys, guys. You're are all missing the bigger picture.

If Harper has an image consultant for him now, picking out his wardrobe and so forth, clearly, those awesome vests that make for SUCH good insult fodder are sadly a thing of the past.

It's the end of an era.

4/24/2007 10:13 a.m.  

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