Bell: Jason Kenney on bozos and floorcrossers

by Rick Bell

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Everybody knows the bozo eruptors and their bozo eruptions.

Just when conservatives think they have the wind at their backs, and it looks like clear sailing to victory, someone decides to fall right into the dung heap of political stupidity.

Kenney, the leader of the almost-brand-new United Conservatives, is asked how he will get around bozo eruptions going forward.

“First of all, by screening out the bozos,” he says.

He mentions the very rigorous vetting of those wanting to be United Conservative candidates.

The pile of forms to be filled out, the background checks, the criminal record checks, the check on everything ever published, the battery of interviews.

Kenney vows to do everything he can to prevent bozos from showing up on the ballot.

One thing if you want to avoid being a bozo. Do not try to compare something really horrible in human history to something in Canada politics.

You know, the Notley NDP is doing something sorta kinda like the Holocaust, the killings fields of Cambodia, the Ukrainian famine, the ISIS beheadings, the gulags of Joseph Stalin.

Really moronic and offensive stuff like that.

And if you’re not great at telling jokes and you may come out sounding like you’re joshing about beating women, or anybody else for that matter, take a pass.

Still-out-in-the-wilderness member of the legislature Derek Fildebrandt can probably fill you in any other stuff you’re not supposed to do.

Kenney definitely draws his line in the sand, or in this case, snow.

“If people say things that are truly hateful, that denigrates an entire group of people, I won’t tolerate it,” says the United Conservative leader.

“I believe in freedom of speech. I’m against political correctness. But if you’re going to be a candidate or a representative of our party you’re going to have to be responsible.

“If you do or say things that are truly extreme or hateful, you’re not welcome.”

Speaking of being welcome, Kenney looks into the political purgatory where the floor-crossers of old reside — the Wildrose politicians who defected, joined the PCs three years ago and were placed in the Canada political thesaurus next to Judas.

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