Thursday, September 16, 2010

John Baird, self-hating elitist?

Perhaps a little bitter that his party's latest attempt to kill the gun registry may be dying an inglorious death, Conservative house leader John Baird continued his party's war on cities and urban Canadians today by lashing-out at everyone's favourite whipping-child: elitists. And not just elitists, but the worst kind of elitists of all:--Toronto elitists:

"I share the disappointment of many of my colleagues that people who had fought so long, so hard, so passionately against the registry are now feeling the pressure from the two Toronto leaders, Mr. Ignatieff and Mr. Layton," Baird said.

"We're all accountable. If we make clear and unambiguous promises in our constituencies and then face pressure from Toronto elites, [MPs are] accountable for that."

Of course, John's loathing of elitists doesn't stop him from hanging around with them all the time, going to fancy galas and what not:

And this is just a small selection from the John Baird fancy-pants elitist collection on He's quite the trooper, John Baird, spending all his time hanging-out with elitists. And then going back to his highly rural riding of suburban Ottawa to refresh and unwind.

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kirbycairo said...

Nice collage Jeff, thanks for that. Baird would have to rise up a few notches to qualify as a hypocritical scumbag. He is beneath contempt and a few years from now no one will know that he even existed. Remember Chris Stockwell? Arguably the most vitriolic windbag in the Harris government, Stockwell was very much in the vein of Baird in style. Now only remembered as a corrupt buffoon. Baird will suffer a similar fate.

CK said...

I couldn't stop giggling, the way you just delivered that!

Just saw the pics, as an "elitist", I gotta say, I've never attended an occasion even remotely like anything in those photos you posted. In fact, I don't even own a dress and proud of it.

What an upside down world we live in these days.

It must really suck to be John Baird! I mean, the best he'll ever get to be is Steve's faithful pitbull.

RuralSandi said...

Check out Warren Kinsella's blog - re: TIFF and Baird partying (not working it seems) with the "elites"