Never get between a Liberal and his pork

We get letters! From a Conservative staffer on the Hill today…

Pork chop sandwiches!

(headline inspired by Murray the Hun in the comments)

UPDATE: Another witness on the scene writes to inform that when staffers were grumbling that Ignatieff was cutting the line to go up front he remarked “Don’t worry, I won’t eat any pork”. Of course, the event was to support pork producers and demonstrate that Canadian pork is safe. A staffer quickly corrected Ignatieff and the Liberal leader proceeded to grab a sandwich.

UPDATE: A former Liberal staffer (and current pork lobbyist) who is a friend writes to say that MPs from other parties were also allowed to cut the line for photo-op purposes and insists that some in fact did.

Comments

comments

  • Bec

    I'm not surprised, ANYONE ELSE?
    There must have been cameras near the front of the line, that he zeroed in on.

    Good for the 'pork producers'! Being proactive, rather than reactive, is a good signal. As soon as this happened, I went and loaded up. Don't forget the food banks, folks!

  • MBDawg

    Maybe he would have understood the term “queue” better than “line-up”. Or maybe he just thought it symbolically wrong for anybody but a Liberal to be first in line for a free lunch.

  • Michael

    And you wonder why you'll lose the next election?

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    National Citizens Coalition among others

  • wilson

    LOL,
    Iffy pushing his way to the front of the line to be first at the pork is …… hilarious.
    Get over yourself Michael.

  • Beer and Popcorn

    A pork sandwich you say old chap? I remember my days at Ha-vaad, I used to get a wonderful port sandwich down by the football pitch at a little place named 'Heminways's..

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    I don't know Jeff, but I'm sure you'll get to the bottom of p-iggy-gate!

  • wilson

    p-iggy-gate!

    LOL LOL LOL

  • Murray the Hun

    Nothing is allowed to stand between a Liberal and his pork.

  • jimbo

    even worse, his cheerleading squad (wayne easter etc) also got served ahead of everyone else.
    Count Chocula got his photo-op and pushed his way back out as soon as he could.

  • Fred

    Maybe was there to Dine & Dodge.

    Dine on pork.
    Dodge questions about Rubi

  • Nick

    Wasting our time Stephen. Let’s talk about something important.

  • terry1

    That was a job?

  • terry1

    maybe you're upset that he was simply busy planning his strategy to get rid of Harper. That rates front of the line any day.

  • terry1

    Isn't the real Dracula somewhere near transylvania as we write these blurbs

  • Mary

    What a sick creature, this is absolutely sick – do you want this moran for a pm???????

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    Looks like some other MPs from other parties did cut.

  • Mark

    wondering if your caption is inspired by fenslerfilm's gi joe bits?

  • Laurie

    Funny, he’s available to get a free lunch but not to talk to the press about Ruby, love his priorities, very prime ministerial.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    You know it

  • The Other Steve

    Has Mr. Harper ever had a job that wasn’t taxpayer funded?

  • Rural and Right

    Iggy thinks that he is above line-ups, Canadians, and Canada.

    “ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.”

    As seen in the history of Liberal helpings

  • MaryT

    Will this picture of MIMI with his mouth full kill him like the picture of the one of Stanfield eating a banana did.

  • JamesHalifax

    Murray the Hun noted:

    “Nothing is allowed to stand between a Liberal and his pork.”

    Hmm…how can you top perfection?

    Great line…

  • GI Joe
  • David

    …Where's the Grey Poupon?

  • Jeff

    I’m told every MP was offered a line cut by the organizers.

    Can you say Stephen, for the record and with certainty, that not a single Conservative MP also availed themselves of that option?

  • Jeff

    I’m told every MP was offered a line cut by the organizers.

    Can you say Stephen, for the record and with certainty, that not a single Conservative MP also availed themselves of that option?

  • WilleyB

    Makes one wonder that someone who does nothing intelligent for the country he is supposed serve can garner so much press coverage. Is ignorance and stupidity the New Wave?

  • VIP

    Maybe we should re-name him Piggy.

  • VIP

    Maybe we should re-name him Piggy.

  • Cool Blue

    He also worked for Shell as a computer programmer.

  • NovaDog

    Did Ignatieff pay income taxes to Canada while he was employed outside the Country?

  • B Diddily

    Not only did Iggy stroll through past those lined up in a cavalier manner, he was about to walk out of the event without even trying a sandwich when one of his advisors stopped him and made him go back to actually eat Canadian pork.

    Geez Iggy, we know its not Caviar but c’mon, thats a bit much, don’t you think?

  • B Diddily

    Not only did Iggy stroll through past those lined up in a cavalier manner, he was about to walk out of the event without even trying a sandwich when one of his advisors stopped him and made him go back to actually eat Canadian pork.

    Geez Iggy, we know its not Caviar but c’mon, thats a bit much, don’t you think?

  • Dayton

    Come on go easy on him. Iggy’s just working on his “ENTITLEMENT” to be first at the trough. Any Liberal would know that!!!!

  • Dayton

    Come on go easy on him. Iggy’s just working on his “ENTITLEMENT” to be first at the trough. Any Liberal would know that!!!!

  • bryanr

    was the CBC there?
    are they still trying to decide whether it is Swine Flu or H1N1?

    Canadian pork producers should issue a letter of Complaint to the CBC for their out & out blatant misrep. of this virus & their contribution to the Downfall of Pork sales in Canada.

  • bryanr

    was the CBC there?
    are they still trying to decide whether it is Swine Flu or H1N1?

    Canadian pork producers should issue a letter of Complaint to the CBC for their out & out blatant misrep. of this virus & their contribution to the Downfall of Pork sales in Canada.

  • Brent

    What makes their time more valuable than anyone else's?

  • terry1

    Are you speaking about Harper again? This pun piece is not about him~there are enough of them on the liberal sites.

  • bocanut

    It looks like he’s making a suggestive expression towards Bob Rae.

  • bocanut

    It looks like he’s making a suggestive expression towards Bob Rae.

  • http://www.gerrynicholls.com Gerry Nicholls

    That happened to be an important job!

  • http://www.gerrynicholls.com Gerry Nicholls

    That happened to be an important job!

  • Leasa

    What an absolutely perfect picture of old Iggy for the next election campaign. Honestly, look at his face! Eating such a 'commoner' food as pulled pork had him on the edge of throwing up! LOL

  • Leasa

    No he didn't Novadog. In fact, did you know that Old Iggy only lived in Canada for a maximum of 10 years out of his entire life. Right after he was born his parents whisked him away to the U.S. He was FORCED to return at the age of 12 to attend the silver-spoon school in Canada. During which time, he spent time at home with mom & dad in the U.S. during holidays and the summer. He did his undergrad studies in Canada, but headed for the U.S. for his final degree. After that (at age 29)he returned to Canada for 1.5 years for his very first paying job, where he taught at a BC university. Then he took off for more interesting deserving students in Britain. After he fell from grace after helping Thatcher with her union busting he left Britain. Was it to finally come home to Canada? No-sir-ee. He headed instead back to the U.S., until he decided to do us all a big favour and become our Prime Minister. He was placed in a liberal safe riding by Martin (he had to take out a liberal membership to do so) and somehow shot over the heads of long standing loyal liberals to become their leader. To this date, Iggy and wife #2 still own the big digs in Boston (just in case he loses). Count the years in Canada up until he returned to become Prime Minister. 9.5.

  • http://ommag.blogspot.com/ OMMAG

    Stuff yer face bye….. there's lean times ahead for ye.

  • Porkless

    These freebees for well paid MPs and civil servants while many families could not afford pigs feet is an insult the the taxpayer.The least they could have done was have donations for out of work Canadians so they could celebrate Mothers Day.No party in innocent when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars to promote nothing. Send each Canadian voucher to spend for $10 of pork products

  • dillon

    It is behaviour not unexpected from a toadie. And important to draw attention to to fill in the character profile of this loser. Certainly not a waste of time. Without Kinsella wiping his ass he doesn’t know how to behave in public