Jenni Byrne’s last days in the (bar down the street from the) bunker

To the amazement of no one, Tory campaign manager Jenni Byrne is wearing the horns for the Tories’ massive election implosion.

Chief among her wrongdoings, the Byrne victims insist, was how her handpicked team of Little ShitsTM bungled the screening of Tory candidates.

To mention a few:
Blair Dale, the backwards-named doofus in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, got the bum’s rush after complaining on YouTube about people o’ colour in Hollywood flicks: “If you want to see more of your race, stop supporting things that aren’t about it.”

He joined Gerry “My Cup Runneth Over” Bance and wank-caller Tim “The Unicaller” Dutaud in the rubbish bin of Jenni’s due diligence.

Byrne surrounded herself with incompetent friends and family, with little or no experience in the black arts, but who would blindly do her bidding. They included:

George Habchi, Intern coordinator and Election Readiness Manager in Toronto (and look how that turned out!) who spent much of his time “training” those interns.

Laura Kurkimaki, war room “issues manager” and Jenni’s cousin.

Sahara Sousa, war room flunky and Jenni’s former hairdresser.

Rebecca Dawson, hired because she was a close personal friend.

During the early days of the campaign, Byrne rode shotgun with President Steve, but was soon banished back to the capital to focus on her alleged strengths—getting out the vote. Byrne had to be dragged off the campaign plane, as she felt she should be making grand strategic decisions.

Jenni’s presumption got up the nose of campaign director Guy Giorno, who, along with Harper bagboy Ray Novak, simply ran the war room around her. They stripped her of any control and left her managing local campaigns.

Pissed, she spent less and less time in the war room, preferring instead to kill the afternoons at local watering holes in downtown Ottawa.

When her chief fart catcher, Emrys Graefe—longtime Little Shit and Ezra Levant acolyte—got into a screamer with Giorno and party lawyer Arthur Hamilton, Giorno just fired his ass.

A despondent Byrne packed up her war room office days ahead of the election.

She wasn’t in Calgary on election night, and was unemployed Tuesday morning.

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17 comments on “Jenni Byrne’s last days in the (bar down the street from the) bunker
  1. orphancarguy says:

    I wonder how Jenni Byrne-your-Bridges will get by? Job prospects look about as dim as she is, and a long sojourn on EI might be needed. Its so wonderful that the Conservatives left the social safety nets, especially EI, in such good shape. Oh, wait….

  2. ruffneck4u says:

    Title has a redundant “the”.

    Perhaps move the 2nd “the” to inside the parentheses?

  3. Steve-O says:

    Whoever decided to hire Byrne should also be fired.

  4. John MacLachlan Gray says:

    Yet another example of Harper’s ability to hire the very best.
    And let’s hope his place in Calgary has a garage for Ray Heard.

  5. pipson52 says:

    Geez, and after that glowing portrait of her in the Globe, she sounded like such a nice person.

  6. mmedesevigne says:

    As we now know, the CONs knew days before the election that they were headed into the great Karmic Krapper. A Harper Party spokesthingy described President Steve as in a Zen-like state (translation: robotic and gob-smacked). I stayed up late for the satisfaction of watching him concede defeat to a Trudeau, but was very disappointed that his head didn’t explode. So, thank you, Jenni for the part you played in the great Kosmic Katastrophe!! (I shall watch your future ‘career’ with considerable interest.)

  7. daveS says:

    And the Globe on Tuesday says she was clearing out her desk on Thursday last week.

  8. Auldhame Farm says:

    She’s well to be gone, and her former boss, the sub-Clinical Psychopath. The Cons need to clean out their Alliance-Reform half as I do my barn stalls; you throw the shit out.

  9. Auldhame Farm says:

    …But that might include half the Party.

    • mmedesevigne says:

      Which would take us back to the old pre-Unite the Right days. It’d be like deja vu all over again. But wait! Two cranky right-wing rumps that will never hold power again? I’d pay a dollar for that!

  10. Steve-O says:

    See also what new Conservative MP Ron Liepert had to say to the Calgary Herald (Postmedia News). He obviously hasn’t been muzzled yet, so he was quite open about what his dealings with Byrne were like and otherwise spoke openly about the Conservative campaign and the toxic Stephen Harper.

  11. Serenitynow says:

    Well Byrne my britches – she handed the main guy a stinkin” turd of an election with her hairdresser friend – I don’t know how one tops that – it is indeed delicious.

  12. daveS says:

    Jenni Byrne: How the Conservative Party can avoid the political wilderness
    Contributed to The Globe and Mail <<—-that's a new one!
    Published Monday, Feb. 08, 2016 6:00AM EST

    "not my fault"

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