With the calendar rapidly running out, federal and municipal politicians alike are making their last, best pitches for the coveted “Most Objectionable Comment of the Year Award” for 2013.
Taking a dramatic and commanding lead, B.C. MP James Moore threw down the gauntlet to other would-be contenders with his startling “Is it my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so!”
This came as a huge upset to former front-runner Rob Ford who considered the award a fait accompli with his numerous zingers this year, including his insinuation that a Toronto Star reporter was a pedophile, his declaration that ‘women love money’ and the world-infamous ‘more than enough to eat at home’ comment regarding oral sex with a former staffer.
Speaking of Ford, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told Employment Minister Jason Kenney to “shut the f–k up” about Ford, within earshot of their cabinet colleagues. Well done!
But the talent pool is especially deep this year, with many others vying for distinction.
MP Kyle Seeback apologized for calling fellow Conservative Brad Butt a “bitch” during a loud exchange on the Commons floor.
Of course, who could forget Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais, who characterized Charmaine Borg as a whiny, ignorant, useless (female) Quebec MP who was elected by fluke.
Lastly, just in time for Christmas, there was Manitoba Opposition leader Brian Pallister who proclaimed “I wanted to wish everyone a really, really Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah … all you infidel atheists out there, I want to wish you the very best also. I don’t know what you celebrate during the holiday season. I, myself, celebrate the birth of Christ.”
Good one, Brian.
While victory is far from certain for any of this year’s entrants, one thing is for sure: 2013 will be long-remembered as a banner year for Conservatives.
with files from amiableCDN