You have to love when a Liberal-friendly columnist, especially one with such a massive ego like Macleans Paul Wells gets his words shoved back down his throat.
When the story about Liberal star candidate Andrew Leslie’s $72,000 in-city moving expenses was revealed, Wells immediately jumped to his defence by attacking the Conservative’s Jenni Byrne:
Besides being a distasteful partisan shot unbecoming of any journo, the emails released by the Conservatives today show Leslie actually contacted Byrne looking for a political job:
Harper’s apparent divisive approach did not seem to bother Leslie in 2012, when he approached former Conservative Party executive director Jenni Byrne — widely seen to be one of the most rabidly partisan people in Harper’s inner circle — about life in politics.
“I am out of the country with my corporate team for about the next three weeks, off and on. When this settles down I wonder if we could talk about option B, continuing to serve my country but not in uniform,” Leslie wrote on Sept. 4, 2012.
“Would love to sit down and chat again,” Byrne, who now serves as Harper’s deputy chief of staff, replied the following day. (see here)
Hope the cot Wells made for himself is comfy.
Also: See earlier post where I catch the National Post’s Andrew Coyne making up stories about Leslie here