The Woman Whose Name Stephen Harper Will Not Say ....
"It wasn't enough for Stephen Harper to dismiss her from cabinet and expel her from caucus. Or to banish her from the party, deny her the nomination of her riding, and, perhaps, take away her seat.
No, that wasn't humiliation enough. There would be one more blow upon a bruise.
Now she is nameless. The thriceelected honourable member from Simcoe-Grey -who was made a minister and positioned prominently in the House of Commons to put her youth, sex and glamour on television every day -is officially a nobody.
"There were, as you know, a variety of political problems around this individual," Harper explains. "They have been discussed among members of our caucus. There is simply no desire to see the return of this individual to caucus."
These problems. These members. This individual.
So, the excommunication of Helena Guergis from the Church of Power is complete. One dares not speak her name. She doesn't exist. She is a non-person." ...
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