Monday, August 11, 2008

Dutiful Dan Miles can't handle the mileage

Flaherty’s Chief Spin Meister and Mouthpiece, Dan Miles has called it quits, citing as his reason the “ travelling [time] between his principal residence in Port Perry, Ont., and Ottawa” (see article below). Meanwhile we have Canadians fighting in Afghanistan, representing the other end of the spectrum of public service.
Dan Miles represents the self-serving end of the public sector, as he’s now going to the private sector to cash in his chips. It will be interesting to see with whom.

I only became of this news today, which makes the following correspondence I had with Dan Miles over the weekend even more poignant and appropriate:

Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 13:31:48
Subject: Re: The Globe's ABCP tear jerker. Non sequitor

Is everyone and everything hypocritical but you Brent?

To: Miles, Dan
Sent: Sat Aug 09 14:02:43 2008
Subject: Re: The Globe's ABCP tear jerker. Non sequitor

So far, yes. That's where lying will get you. You're still at the top of the list. Something you can tell your grand kids as you recount your days as mouth piece for Harper's intellectually corrupt regime. There, I said something positive.

Finance Minister Flaherty looses his director of communications

The Hill Times,
August 11th, 2008
By Abbas Rana

And Storeshaw leaves Treasury Board President Toews' office to join Flaherty's office as the chief spokesman
Displaying start of article containing 980 words - After spending about two and a half years in Ottawa as director of communications to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Dan Mileshas decided to move on.

In a telephone interview last week, Mr. Miles told Hill Climbers that when he started his job with Mr. Flaherty (Whitby-Oshawa, Ont.)—after the Harper Conservatives won the 2006 federal election—he never expected the minority government to last this long, and during this time, he has been travelling between his principal residence in Port Perry, Ont., and Ottawa. Since it's not known when the next federal election is going to be and this minority government could last until October 2009, he said he decided to move home to work in the private sector.


Anonymous said...

From: Dan.Miles
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:48:29 -0400
To: brent.fullard
Conversation: Dutiful Dan Miles can't handle the mileage

You're sharp Brent

Anonymous said...

To: Dan Miles

Thanks. That's twice now that you've admitted it.

Would you like a job working at CAITI? It will give you the chance to redeem yourself. The pay sucks, but you'll love the mileage. You can work from home doing good deeds and spreading the truth. Now, THAT, would be a change of occupation.

Unlike your boss however, I will have to put the job up for public tender. I respect the membership contributions of CAITI members, in a way in which your Finance Minister doesn't respect the taxpayers of Canada.

Brent Fullard

Anonymous said...

Another liar bites the dust.

Good riddance Dan!

Small shoes to fill at the DoF Minister office.

Anonymous said...

Poetry in motion.


Dr Mike said...

I can`t believe it ---no more Dapper Dan Miles.

Does this mean that Flaherty will no longer be able to speak??

Will Jim have to hire even more expensive speech writers without Dan there to bail him out??

Will Jim become ineffective as our Finance Minister & be forced to resign??

Will Dan be hired by Caiti & be forced to share a desk with me next to my furnace??

I guess only time will tell.

Dr Mike Popovich.

Robert Gibbs said...

I guess only time will tell.

Dr Mike Popovich.

August 11, 2008 11:58 AM

Don't miss the exciting conclusion...

Tune in to next week's show.

Same time, same Dan channel.

Polyian said...

Are the Rats abandoning the ship? Or do they Bail or get Fired? Or does "It's not my fault" Flaherty needs a new fall guy before the election?
No matter how you look at it, these Con Borg are all a pathetic Collective. Time to smoke the hive.

Robert Gibbs said...

Polyian said...

Are the Rats abandoning the ship?

Yes, it sounds a lot like rats precipitously scrambling from the sewer before it entirely fills up with sludge and covers/drowns the whole pack.