When Rob Anders was caught on tape snoozing in the House of Commons a couple months back, it was mildly humourous for most people, while current and former residents of Northwest Calgary could only roll their eyes once again at the uselessness of their long-standing MP. Keep in mind that the last time Rob Anders made headlines, he was calling Nelson Mandela a dirty commie—and that was over 10 years ago.
Unfortunately, he was caught napping again during a presentation about supporting homeless veterans on Tuesday—and this time, he’s speaking out about it in the Globe and Mail:
“It’s a smear job,” Mr. Anders said, categorically denying that he fell asleep during the presentation. “I had a car accident and I’m still facing the repercussions of that.” (WTF!? You mean, you’re still in a coma?)
Instead of explaining his behaviour, Mr. Anders accused the veterans advocates of being “in the pocket” of NDP MP Peter Stoffer.
“They praised Vladimir Putin, at one point, for the way he deals with veterans, and then he just went on and on praising Peter Stoffer,” Mr. Anders said. “[Mr. Lowther] is the same guy who tried to crash one of the Prime Minister’s rallies and is on NDP press releases.”
As it turns out, Jim Lowther, president of Veterans Emergency Transition Services, did two tours of duty in Bosnia and one in Afghanistan, and strongly objects to being called an NDP hack. David MacLeod, the group’s director of policy and communications, who made the presentation on Tuesday, is an ex-intelligence officer who worked on the NORAD closure and a member of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party who voted for Peter MacKay. Rob Anders, once again, is out to lunch, and should really learn to keep his mouth shut, instead of his eyes.
Oddly enough, I have long speculated something along these lines with friends and relatives—without getting into explicit details about farm animals, mind you. When most of the Calgarian Conservative caucus has held a cabinet post at one point or another, and he’s been a loud-mouthed, pea-brained, hyper-partisan backbencher for 15 freakin’ years, it really makes you wonder what dirt Anders does have on his Conservative colleagues.