I know at this point “politician puts foot in mouth” is about a newsworthy as “dog bites man,” but sometimes they cross so many lines that I can’t help myself.
Craig Chandler, regional director of Alberta’s so-called Progressive Conservatives, says that Earls Restaurants “support terrorists” because it purchases its meat from a supplier who offers a separate line of halal meat.
But it gets better.
After the social media shitstorm, Chandler announces his resignation. His closing comments?
“My controversial past seems to be a distraction and everything I say seems to be misconstrued,” he said.
Chandler, I’d like you to meet my good friend Sam “That was taken out of context” Harris. I’m sure he can tell you all about teh evul libruls and their context.
I’m not even going to pretend it’s awful that Alberta’s political right is running around like a headless chicken. They had 44 years of oil boom and gave us nothing but gutted public institutions and still managed to run deficits.