Musings —06.17.2013 09:34 AM—
I was up at the cabin all weekend, attending to more important matters. So I didn’t hear about Scott Reid’s attack on Jean Chretien in the Ottawa Citizen until I got back.
I won’t link to it. It’s a piece of shit, and what you’d expect.
Here, however, is just a little of what you need to know about Scott Reid.
- December 2005: Reid says, on national TV, that poor parents would choose “beer and popcorn” over the well-being of their children. The statement was considered to be one of the reasons the Liberals lost power shortly afterwards.
- June 2005: Reid is forced to issue an apology to me, and pay significant damages, for libel. Reid admitted he was “intemperate” and lacked “civility.” With the thousands that were paid, we built a deck at the aforementioned cabin, which we still call “The Scott Reid Memorial Structure.” True story.
- October 2004: Reid is forced to apologize to the then-Premier of Newfoundland, for threatening him over an offshore accord. “He’ll pay for it,” hissed Reid, who caucus members wanted fired over the incident.
And so on.
There’s plenty more, but you get the picture. To Jean Chretien, I say: Scott Reid is (unfortunately) living, breathing proof of that old maxim: you’ve been called worse things by way better people.
Beer and popcorn boy isn’t fit to lick the bottom of your shoe.