Monday, April 14, 2008
Has there ever been a Minister of Foreign Affairs more clearly in over his head than Maximum "damage" Bernier? The guy has been a train wreck from the get go, such a lightweight on the international stage, he really is a national embarrassment. You know what, one can hardly blame Harper for the tight leash routine, most of these people are dangerous when left to freelance.
Travers was on television today, discussing Bernier's major gaffe, and he basically said he was in the post purely for partisan purposes. A Quebecer, given a senior post, someone who could sell Afghanistan to a sceptical province. And, therein lies the problem with the Harper government, putting politics before reason, putting a mostly incoherent smuck, with no experience, into one of the most important and vital portfolio's in the government.
I'm sure everyone has noticed that MacKay takes many questions, and speaks outside of his role as Minister of Defence, which I've always interpreted as necessary to mask Bernier's poor presence(MacKay looks like Lester Pearson beside this cupcake) That said, this is the guy that represents Canada on the international stage, meets with people who intellectually tower over him, his presence reflects poorly on an entire nation. I'm almost willing to guarantee that at least one or two foreign delegations have left a meeting with Bernier wondering "is this the best Canada has to offer?".
Bernier shouldn't be allowed to travel abroad, he should be the Minister of Domestic Foreign Affairs. Bernier shouldn't be put on a shorter leash, frankly he should be put down. What a disaster.
Posted by Steve V at 6:49 PM