Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Right Up There With Horse Proctologist...

...on the "World's Worst Jobs" list has got to be the PM's Communications Director.

Francoise Ducros was forced out for her "moron" comment. Scott Reid started the Liberal tailspin during the election campaign with his "beer and popcorn" remarks. And now, just two weeks in, William Stairs has been axed as Harper's Communications Director.

Sandra Buckler now enters the lion's den.

10 Comments:

  • Not to mention poor Toby Ziegler, currently under indictment.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 9:35 AM  

  • ^ Ha!

    :-)

    By Blogger Lord Kitchener's Own, at 10:08 AM  

  • Whats that sound... It sounds like a Weston wind bringing warmth and sunshine to Ontario... nope, just mule braying "Sheila Copp's" for leader.

    By Blogger Joe Calgary, at 11:58 AM  

  • Hard to be communications director for a man who hates the media. Why the press secretary didn't go too is beyond me. She's been screaming at reporters and refusing to let them ask questions.

    That's sure to endear the party to the media for the next election...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:27 PM  

  • Jimmy Munson is in the Senate. Peter Donolo does pretty well for himself by all accounts.

    Can't always be bad.

    Stairs, despite the last couple weeks, goes out on a high note and can now command a great deal of interest in the private sector.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:00 PM  

  • Stairs will be limited in what he can accept in terms of private sectors jobs since he will be subject to the government's new 5-year limitation on accepting jobs that involve contact with government.

    By Anonymous Two Cents, at 1:47 PM  

  • Well it's not like the new choice is someone who is any better.

    By Blogger Draft Winston Chan, at 3:52 PM  

  • Stairs will be limited in what he can accept in terms of private sectors jobs since he will be subject to the government's new 5-year limitation on accepting jobs that involve contact with government.

    Howdya think? That legislation hasn't been passed and in a minority it may not be. Why is it Liberals say nothing about Dingwall and some of the most egregious teat-sucking and then turn around and expect Conservatives to live up to a law that hasn't even been proposed as legislation yet? Just like others getting stupid over Reynolds, if it isn't breaking the law that Liberals made, then Liberals should STFU, you had you chance to be ethical.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:49 PM  

  • The CPC seems to be taking a very narrow and literal interpretation of their "ethics in government" policies if the present controversy of hiring ex-lobbyists is any indication - are we sure that Stairs will be covered by new requirements? What if he goes abroad?

    Course, as a discarded entity he might just be SOL. Mushroom agriculture rule of politics - be kept in the dark, get crap dumped on you for a few months, then get canned.

    By Anonymous Jason Townsend, at 6:27 PM  

  • The 5 year restriction is proposed as part of the accountability act. Nothing has been put in place, though.

    Perhaps that's why Stairs is getting out while the getting is good, so to speak.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:58 AM  

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