Thursday, January 04, 2007

Moore shafted at the last minute?

I mentioned earlier how it continues to suck badly to be James Moore. But he may have come closer to a ticket to Rideau Hall than we thought.

Moore was widely expected to get a secretary of state spot with responsibility for the Winter Olympics or Amateur Sport. Makes sense, given that he's a Vancouver-area MP and Vancouver-Whistler is hosting the Winter Olympics in three short years.

Instead Harper, in his wisdom, gave the sport portfolio to an Ontario MP, giving the finger to British Columbia once again. This is, after all, the PM that addressed the contentious B.C. issue of First Nations salmon fishing rights in a letter to the Calgary Herald.

Ironically that MP, Helena Guergis, will be working under David Emerson, the floor crosser than snagged the cabinet spot that was supposed to be Moore's last year. It's enough to make Alanis weep.

But here's the kicker. In preparation for the swearing-in this morning, the PMO uploaded a picture of Moore to the ministerial section of the PM's Web site, at

Ouch, James. Left at the altar once again. Remember the old saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…

James, allow me to quote the Oprah-blessed author of He's Just Not That Into You: The No Excuses Truth To Understanding Guys, Greg Behrendt . I think you can benefit the advice of the next Dr. Phil here:

"If a (sane) guy really likes you, there ain’t nothing that’s going to get in his way. And if he’s not sane, why would you want him?"

Why James? Why indeed?

UPDATE: Turns out the always intrepid Sean Holman at Public Eye Online was all over this one. And it seems James has some company in misery: Diane Ablonczy also had her headshot uploaded to the Web site and didn't make the final cut. Perhaps the two can go for coffee or something, maybe see a movie. I plan to go see The Good Shepard this weekend if they'd like to join me.

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petroom said...

HA! Nice find. Someone has to present the dirt behind this Moore issue. What has he spent the last year doing?

Devin said...


At least BC has strong voices, like those of Stockwell Day and David Emerson, at the Cabinet table.

Mark Dowling said...

Except nothing Alanis sang about was actually ironic. It was just sh!t happening.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it has something to do with his legover track record

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