Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stephen Harper and Saulie Zajdel in happier times ...

Stephen Harper seen here campaigning for Saulie Zajdel back in 2011. 

Saulie didn't win but he did go on to become a political aide to then Canadian Heritage Minister James Wilfred Moore - where he used his six-digit taxpayer-funded job in Moore’s office to undermine Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, the candidate who had defeated him in the election.

Campaign Research helped out with that.

Here Harper and Zajdel share a moment over brown paper bags. 

Not many Conservative politicians have the chutzpah to be photo-opped with a prop like brown paper bags ever since former PM Muldoon successfully sued Canada for $2.1 M for even mentioning them.

CBC, yesterday : Saulie Zajdel pleads guilty to corruption charges for real estate deal
"He had faced charges of bribery, breach of trust, fraud and corruption.  Zajdel's lawyer, Jeffrey Boro, told CBC News pleading guilty was a difficult decision for his client. 
"Mr. Zajdel has decided to turn the page, close that part of his life and move on," he said. He received a suspended sentence and was ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and donate $10,000 to a charity."
It was a difficult decision but Mr. Zajdel has decided to turn the page, close that part of his life and move on...  
Yeah, quite a lot of that going around ...
Brown bag photo h/t : Robert Jensen2 via Holly Stick in old comments.


zoombats in Hong Kong said...

Clowns to the left of me jokers to the right...

West End Bob said...

zoombats in Hong Kong:

here I am, stuck in the middle with you . . . .

Simon said...

hi Alison...brilliant, Good catch. I'd forgotten about old Saulie. It's so hard to keep up with that scandalous Con mob. And if your perp list keeps growing I'm going to have to get a computer the size of a big-screen TV to be able to appreciate them all... ;)

scotty on denman said...

Alison's "perp parade" is the most entertaining at-a-glance punditry around---entertaining because the field's getting so crowded, it's becoming a bit of a challenge to locate new additions and match them to the handy caption below. I can say, conservatively, that it's almost the best.

"Almost?" I can almost hear you ask, Alison. Although I would never pretend to improve upon your sterling work putting together the Con perp-walk, it might, maybe, perhaps be a teeny bit better if---and in no way do I mean it isn't already the best---at least for me and, hopefully, for others too if...well, if...(here goes!).. Alison, have you ever thought of issuing a series of perp-walk trading cards?...y'know, like hockey cards, or celebrity cards, etc....?

Think about it...Buy 'em! Collect 'em!! Trade 'em!!! Perfect for gifts!!!! Get 'em all!!!!! Two new cards with every issue: one of the new perp, with career stats on the back, and one of the newly topped-up group shot! Special limited edition cards of your favourite perps' conviction with easy-to-read legal notes appended!! Get 'em while these limited editions last!!! Don't forget the gold-standard quiz box-set!!!!

I did a quick google on trading cards, and Holy Barcode! It's quite the thing! Pretty simple, though: a recurring pictorial and textual theme, stats, small "imperfections" that make numismatics and philately so much fun for all these aficionados (I never did intentionally collect stamps or coins, and I haven't collected baseball and hockey cards---and even "Outer Limits" cards---since grade school), and, of course, the all-important serial number.

I can see rival parties to the Cons buying rafts of series to use as promotional tools. It could profit a good cause!

I dunno,...whatd'ya think?

Meanwhile, I'm sure I'm not alone in my eagerness to see the next instalment. Keep up the great work, it's absolutely the best!


Anonymous said...

Holly Stick here: maybe more Perps with Perks coming up?

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