Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

Then What DID You Mean, Keddy?

25 Nov

Gerald Keddy, a Conservative MP in Nova Scotia, has a way with words.

In a newspaper article for the Chronicle Herald, he suggested farmers in Nova Scotia should hire migrant workers because those unemployed “no-good bastards” don’t want the work. OOPSIES!

He has since issued an apology which is all good and jolly, but question for Mr. Keddy: What enticed you to use those words in the first place?

There was clearly a method to the malice because no one in their right mind would say that off the cuff, especially as a politician knowing he/she was on the record.

What I found particularly amusing in his apology is that he failed to say what he meant by “no-good bastards”, instead he told us what he “should have said”. Usually when there’s an apology issued for the misuse of a word, there is some sort of explanation in terms of what was meant by said word. I guess in this case, we know exactly what he meant, and he knows he was not the sharpest tool in the shed for saying it.

NDP MP Peter Stoffer thinks a resignation is in order for ‘Just Kidding’ Keddy.

I think the irony of the proposed situation is marvelous. Once an MP, now a “no-good bastard”.



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