Gerald Butts resigned today and, make no mistake, it was staged. Trudeau did not throw Gerald under the bus. Gerald leaped. But you need not worry about GB. He will do fine operating the puppet show from the darker shadows of a back room somewhere – but still within blue-tooth range – because Justin can’t think straight (if he can think at all). This resignation was a ‘show’.
And he did it to take the heat for the AG Jody debacle. Somebody had to and it couldn’t be another women – i.e. Katie Telford. Bad optics.
Jody Wilson-Raybould TRULY resigned and she did it for reasons mostly political but I may have to concede some principle may have also been involved. Her unchecked ambition and ego plays a large part but so does her otherwise strong moral character. We’ll know soon enough. She wants to be the leader of the party. I do not think she can wrest that away from the pretty boy. A lot of big Libs put him there. So, we’ll see how that plays out.
I mention all this because I do not think Gerald (aka Severus Snape) is truly evil. His resignation letter, I think, says it – he worked for the good of all Canadians. The problem is that Gerald’s sense of what is good for all Canadians is entirely derived from his own egocentric constructs. He thinks he KNOWS what is best for all Canadians and the PMOs office has operated from that ‘mindset’ since Trudeau has been in. They are simply smarter and holier than us and went about ruling that way.
Gerry may be smart. He may be good. He may even be doing God’s work but he sure as hell didn’t listen to Canadians. Gerry and Justin are both silver-spooned Easteners who are steeped in privilege and elitism. And one of them is extra stupid. And that showed from the get-go. They did NOT listen and they came from EGO. One of them is smart, the other an airhead. The marriage was doomed. It was a natural conflict of substance and vacuum. They were bound to trip up.
Where does it all go from here? I imagine the puppet strings will still be pulled and the captain will stay at the ‘stage-lit’ wheelhouse (shirtless, of course) guessing at where he is…..and I suppose that JW-R will continue to be a burr under the PMOs office. Sheer will go nuts, set his hair on fire and make another stupid racist, sexist, corporate-based statement. And Singh will continue to dissolve into a puddle. It will be steady as she goes but, but, but…
No Butts to kick around anymore.