Thursday, January 10, 2008

You're doing a heckuva job, Lunny

From the ticker, as the kids like to call it, comes this today from the (for the time being) Prime Minister:

Mr. Harper, in New Brunswick for a funding announcement, says Mr. Lunn “acted beyond the call of duty” when he took action to deal with the shutdown of a 50-year-old research reactor that led to a critical, worldwide shortage of isotopes used in medical imaging.

Seems like mighty praise, but remember the context. All Harper expects is from his ministers is to shut-up and do as the PMO says, so he sets the duty bar pretty low.

Still, I think Stephen should have gone with his second choice for an expression of defiant defense for his embattled subordinate: “You’re doing a heckuva job, Lunny.”

Of course, that would have required bringing Lunn out of the Embarrassing Conservative Minister Relocation Program, where he’s currently engaged in a spirited euchre tournament with Gordon O’Connor, Tony Clement and Rona Ambrose, for an in person appearance with the PM.

And on a totally unrelated note, here’s a link to Briony Penn’s Web site.

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1 comment:

RuralSandi said...

Some of us realize that Harper's version of "beyond the call of duty" is to do EXACTLY as Harper dictates.