From the “Pot Meet Kettle” files

…which can be accessed in the directory labeled “Heh“…

I guess Immigration Minister and Complete Buffoon Jason Kenney must have missed the Windows For Dummies class where they explained the cataclysmic difference between “reply” and “reply to all”.  Last week Kenney received an email invitation to meet with the deputy premier of Alberta:

“Honourable Thomas Lukaszuk, deputy premier of Alberta will be in Ottawa on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 and is requesting a lunch or dinner with caucus,” says the email written by Calkins’ legislative assistant at 4:57 p.m. “Mr. Calkins will not be able to host this event as he has prior commitments, but would like to see if there is any caucus member who would be willing to host this event for the deputy premier.”

…and as luck would have it, someone turned him loose on a computer and it wasn’t long before the shit hit the fan:

Kenney shot back a response just five minutes later, but instead of sending it only to Calkins’ office, he inadvertently sent it to everyone in the 26-member federal Alberta caucus, plus assistants: “I say a definite ‘no’ to Lukaszyk. I don’t think it makes sense to create a precedent to do a special caucus meeting for every visiting minister from the provincial government. Plus he is a complete and utter asshole.”

When you think about it, it’s actually a pretty efficient move on Kenney’s part.  Certainly no more time will be wasted discussing meetings with Lukaszuk, now and forever.

6 Responses to “From the “Pot Meet Kettle” files”


  1. 1 FFIB Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I can’t get over the fact that this asshole from Alberta thinks he can just request a lunch or dinner with the whole caucus. Plus just as telling, Kenny’s reply refers to “the province” not a province.

    Do you think Alberta have been getting special privileges?

    • 2 bleatmop Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

      FFIB – The email was sent from MP Blaine Calkins, chairman of the federal Conservatives Alberta caucus to Jason Kenney, an Alberta MP. I don’t think it’s unreasonable that the Deputy Premier of Alberta should want to meet with the Alberta caucus of the federal government. Also, should they spell out exactly what province that they are talking about in private communications, using formal language every time, or do you think it’s reasonable that they just knew what province they were talking about.

      Do you think you’re getting your nose out of joint over nothing?

      • 3 JJ Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

        Now now you guys, no fighting over Alberta’s Special Privileges. *ducks/runs*

        • 4 bleatmop Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

          Sorry JJ. Its just a pet peeve of mine when people critique Alberta over things that they actually don’t have. Our provincial government have been fighting with the Feds ever since the Klein left and we refused to select the ultra far right candidates as our premiers. Had Ted Mortin or Daniel Smith become premier rather than Stelmach and Redford, I’m sure the accusation that we are getting some kind of special privilege might carry a bit more weight with me.

          Personally, I feel that Alberta has enough to slammed over without making stuff up. But I digress. I’ll refrain from attacking any other commenters in the future.

  2. 5 Sixth Estate Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Here’s the thing: you’re assuming it was an accident. :-)


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