House of Wax: Point of Scrimmage

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7 comments on “House of Wax: Point of Scrimmage
  1. Stbarnabas says:

    The Justine punch up has pushed Sophie’s crazed call for more factotums out of the news. The dream couple.

  2. Jimmy E. says:

    Hardly a bench-clearing brawl, more a media mash-up.

  3. John MacLachlan Gray says:

    His Dad would never have grovelled to these “pipsqueaks”.

  4. Papadoc says:

    Nor his mother.

  5. OJM says:

    From the snippets of coverage I saw initially I had imagined (hoped, really) JT had coldcocked Poilievre, kicked Clement up the arse or crossed the floor to give van Loan a wedgie. Imagine my disappointment when I finally saw the video of his mad rampage and realized he’d merely rescued Whip Brown from abduction by Mulcair and his Red Brigade.

  6. tyrone says:

    didn’t Ruth Ellen used to work as a bartender and take charter trips to Vegas?
    What happened to her moxie? What happens in the Commons, stays in the Commons.

    • Muldoon's NyQuil says:

      The media nicknamed her ‘Vegas Girl’ during last fall’s election because ‘she took off to Vegas’ for her birthday mid-campaign.

      “How’s this for crazy: one minute you are in a bar, scraping by, and the next you are in the House of Commons pulling down $157,733 a year. Brosseau remembers arriving in Ottawa. It was another world. She was nervous. She was — Vegas Girl — but, in a sense, she was ideally equipped to be a politician. Working at the pub, she regularly talked to patrons. But she also listened, and asked questions. So she listened on Parliament Hill, got paired with a mentor, NDP veteran Jean Crowder, and also latched on with Gerri Lavoie, Jack Layton’s old French tutor, for twice-weekly lessons.” National Putz – October 2015

      So spawning at 16 and slugging it out as a barkeep/manager at Pier 21 and Cartoon U’s Oliver’s Pub in Ottawa renders one “ideally equipped to be a politician?”
      Sounds about right.
      She’s also an animal welfare activist and a vegetarian.
      Explains why the Dippers look like a bunch of unwashed hippies in Question Period.
      +1 for the meritoriously expeditious rise thru the Dipper ranks.
      Dipper ranks.
      Even I can’t type that with a straight face.

      What happens in the HOC, STAYS in the HOC!
      René Angélil is 104.

      http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/canadas-unlikeliest-mp-ruth-ellen-brosseau-went-from-vegas-girl-to-ndp-success-story

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