Tuesday, May 27, 2008

So long, and thanks for all the Joe Louis...

Highlights from Maxime Bernier's 9 Months in Foreign Affairs

April 18, 2008: Maxime Bernier suggests that Afghan President Hamid Karzai replace the governor of Kandahar, setting off an international uproar.

May 7, 2008: The "hey, hey, you, you, I don't like your girlfriend scandal" breaks wide open, with opposition parties pouncing on connections between Bernier's ex and biker gangs.

May 21, 2008: Bernier pledges that Canada will ship helicopters to Myanmar using an "available" CF-17. One problem - there are no available CF-17s.

May 26, 2008: Bernier resigns after it is revealed he left confidential documents at Julie Couillard's house.

In addition, foreign affairs drew fire for the handling of the Brenda Martin file, aid to China and Burma, and a gaggle of other screw-ups. Oh, and he got the name of the Haitian President wrong.



  • Those of us old enough to remember know PM Mulroney's first term involved a lot of ministerial scandals, many centred in Quebec, and an unfriendly press. Polls showed that Ed Broadbent was first choice for PM.
    People are concentrating on weddings and graduations and wanting to get out to enjoy the nice weather.
    This all doesn't matter much, except with the petulent, peevish pinheads who take partisan politics serious. It won't matter much in the long run.

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 11:45 AM  

  • The Jos. Louis photo is just priceless.

    By Blogger sir john a., at 3:19 PM  

  • dan

    can you photoshop a can of pepsi in the other hand...

    and what did I tell you about the quebec media...bikers plus hot women plus politics = gold

    By Blogger Antonio, at 7:17 PM  

  • Sigh! The conservatives had so much hope in PMSH. One year makes so much difference.

    How can they bear it?

    By Blogger JimTan, at 2:26 AM  

  • Julie is smoking hot. I wish someone would post more pictures.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:46 AM  

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