Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Van Loan: Demoted and Chairless

Remember the fake security meeting Harper held a week ago? Remember people asked why Peter Van Loan wasn't given a chair at the meeting?

Looks like we've got an answer:

Aides in several ministers' offices, speaking on condition of anonymity, also said that Raitt was not the only minister that Mr. Harper and his inner circle were dissatisfied with:they were also said to be unhappy with Mr. Van Loan on the public safety file.


In for a demotion along with Ms. Raitt is Peter Van Loan, whom colleagues said was less than able at managing the security agencies reporting to him while he served as Public Safety minister.

Note how anonymous colleagues were happy to trash talk Van Loan to the papers as word of the shuffle got out.

So in fact, his positioning in the above photo (and video footage) may have been a subtle form of public humiliation, just as many commenters originally speculated.

Ottawa: the Kremlin sans vodka.


Ti-Guy said...

Toews in Pubic Safety?

Lock up your daughters.

thwap said...

If that's true, then the dude has no self-respect.

That's appalling. As an MP making 180 grand a year, I would have told harper to "sit on it."

[don't know if you allow cuss words.]

bigcitylib said...

We'll let that one go.

RuralSandi said...

Toews in Public Safety? He can't even practise safe sex.

deBeauxOs said...

What the photo doesn't show is that Van Loan is complètement déculotté. Yes, Stevie Spiteful had him stand like that, pantless during the faux meeting to embarass him in front of colleagues and ensure that he was stuck behind the table.

Okay, so that was an embellishment of the truth. But plausible doncha think?

Ti-Guy said...

We'll let that one go.

Heh. You can always make me laugh, BCL.

What the photo doesn't show is that Van Loan is complètement déculotté.

*ouache* C'est une image don't je n'ai aucunement besoin.

Gene Rayburn said...

"Hi, I'm Peter & I will be your waiter for this evening. Would anyone like to start off with some drinks?"