The Shotgun Blog
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Maxime Bernier back in politics?
All I can say is, welcome back Mr. Bernier!
"Maxime is a great friend and great member of my team," the prime minister told a news conference. "We all know that Max made a mistake a couple of years ago, which he owned up to, and stepped down. He is extremely valued by myself and all of his colleagues in Ottawa. So it's great to have him on the team."
The Iceman agrees:
Despite "cleavage-gate" and "file folder-gate", Mr. Bernier still crushed his Bloc opponent in The Beauce by nearly 25,000 votes in 2008. The Beauce is one of the coolest riding names in Canada from a phonetic perspective. The people that he represents in parliament love the man. ... I forgive Maxime for his error, and I would like to see him in a quality cabinet office. His ex-girlfriend had a screw loose. As a writer I am pissed off that she got a book deal over being good looking and showing cleavage in public. That lowers the standard for book deals. I hope Scott Reid doesn't get a book deal.
[Cross-posted at The Right Coast]
Maxime Bernier is one of the best assets in the Tory caucus. His unassailable popularity in his Quebec riding aside, I don't know anyone else in Parliament who has a better grasp on economics than him. Moving him into Foreign Affairs was a mistake, it was evidently not the right role for him and he floundered (although what do you expect from a former businessman and economic think-tanker who had never expressed much interest at all in foreign affairs).
Bernier should be returned to cabinet--and in an economic portfolio.
Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2009-10-24 7:14:10 PM
It's just a matter of time before Maxie does something dumb again. The boy think with his ****!
Posted by: snowgirl | 2009-10-24 10:38:53 PM
Who cares? Everyone makes mistakes. What does whether Maxine Bernier re-enters politics or not have to do with policy?
Posted by: Doug Gilchrist | 2009-10-26 10:54:38 AM
"Everyone makes mistakes"
Not everyone gets mixed up with organized crime. He's done. Forget him.
Posted by: dp | 2009-10-26 3:06:20 PM
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