Thursday, August 27, 2015

Props Wanted. Great Pay and Benefits.

So it's come to this. Apparently feeling the sting of Canadian combat vets angry with Steve Harper and vowing to do everything in their power to run him out of Ottawa, the Tories are trying to recruit veterans willing to appear with the prime minister.

The email appears to have been written by Kris Sims, who is on leave from her role as director of communications for Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole in order to work for the party during the campaign.

In it, she asks to be connected with ex-soldiers who are willing to appear on camera and prepared "to say in their own words why (Stephen) Harper is the best choice for Canada, based on their military experience and the threats we face in the world."


LeDaro said...

Mound, yes Harper is good for soldiers. He is the PM who put soldiers on front line in Iraq(even Obama has not done that) and one soldier has been killed already. He also provided reasons for extremists to cause problems in Canada as two soldiers have been killed here already. I have suggested that he should join army given his enthusiasm. Will he encourage his kids to join army? I doubt that.

Lorne said...

I predict a long and lonely search, Mound.

Anonymous said...

The thing I am wondering here is how the email is circulating. Did it start with a (the?) CPC-friendly vet and then get passed along through his/her email contacts and fan out that way? Or perhaps did said comms-critter possibly use DVA email lists? I suspect that the latter is illegal which makes me think it likely that a Harperbot would do it.

The Mound of Sound said...

You've raised some important questions, Anon. Somebody needs to put them to Harper and his veterans affairs minister.