It sure didn’t take long for Iggy to land softly at the taxpayers expense.
It took just hours after announcing his political retirement (Iggy said he was staying-on the night before to rebuild the party he destroyed) for him to be offered a cushy job at the U of T’s Massey College which is given as a reward to failed politicians.
Oh, to be so lucky to have Iggy tell you as a paying student how great he is:
“Without blowing my horn too much, there’s not too many people who have been full-scale academics and who’ve also been the leader of a political party. It’s a special experience.”
“And there’s some things you learn when you’ve done it, and it’s just not in the books. I did it. I’ve lived it. And I know what’s in the books isn’t what it’s like. Everybody who’s done it knows that it’s really different – and you want to tell [students] that, not to discourage them from public service but to get them to commit, and take the risks involved.”
“I’m very keen on using the time I’ve got to get people into the game.”
Yup, that’s exactly what is so very needed in Canadian politics, Iggy disciples. (see here)