A federal minister of the Crown sent out apress releaselast week that I downloaded and read with great joy. Aimed at every journalist in the country, it throbbed with large rage, it bellowed and blew. The statement had a red swollen face. Its jaws were so clenched it had temporal mandibular syndrome.
I had an image in my mind of the man who sent it, a gnarly sodbuster in moth-eaten long johns shooting varmints with a trigger made of twine.
You’re right. It was Jason Kenney. The guy’s a yeller. Kenney had bust a gasket over the veracity of a La Presse story on a Colombian refugee claimant.
Bullying pretty much defines success in our culture (see popular depictions of success such as The Apprentice, Dragons Den, or pretty much any business of political leader and you’ll notice traits common to bullies).