Thursday, November 03, 2005

Boisclair: Humourless Partyboy

I get good advice from the advertising world
Treat me nice says the party girl
Coke adds life where there isn't any
So freeze, man, freeze

It's the pause that refreshes in the corridors of power
When top men need a top up long before the happy hour
--The Clash
Here's the fresh new face of the humourless PQ:
SAGUENAY, Que. (CP) - Andre Boisclair, the front-runner in the Parti Quebecois leadership campaign, says he is upset by comments made about him by Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean.

Jean referred to Boisclair in a speech she gave at the annual Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner on Oct. 22. In her speech, Jean cracked several jokes about Boisclair, including one that played on the dual meaning of the word coke, and saying that Boisclair always follows the party "line."
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"Listen, I made a mistake and I regret it very much. But it's a mistake of the past. A long time ago. I never had a dependence problem," he said.

Boisclair also declined to say who supplied him with the drug and became visibly frustrated when a reporter asked him if that person had ties to organized crime.

"Honestly, do we ask Jean Charest where he bought his pot from? If the person who sold him pot had links to criminals," Boisclair said before cutting the news conference short.

It was a joke. You'd think that Boisclair was having trouble with "paranoid thinking and problems with reality testing".

1 comment:

Count Jebenstein said...

Cool Blog, agree on Both Boisclair and the 'exoneration' Martin. And like the Clash quote.