It takes a special kind of political buffoon to earn the wrath of Rick Mercer, a Prairie Dog writer (guilty as charged) and Christie ‘Krusty The Clown’ Blatchford. Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino has achieved that political trifecta. But Fearless Leader (a.k.a. Stephen Harper) looks on and approves. Mr. Fantino serves his master well.
While the latest crisis started over the closure of several Veterans Affairs offices (including one in Saskatoon), the situation escalated when, on Tuesday night, The Hon. Fantino (Conservative-Vaughn) showed up 90 minutes late for a meeting with several veterans and proceeded to blow off their concerns. By doing so, Mr. Fantino has taken one for the team. A team of one, Stephen Harper.