The following is an excerpt from an article in the May 17, Calgary Herald.
Annoyed that he wasn’t on the list for government emails about the Nordegg fire, the first-term opposition MLA wrote, among many other things:
“I’ve crawled 200 yards on my belly through human excrement with a marine buddy on each side of me, with fire so close it parted the hairs on my ass.”
Winding up, the MLA from Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre started sounding like a Jack Reacher novel.
“I’ve stared down the barrel of a .45 wondering if it was my time and I have pointed a .38 at the temple of an armed mentally disturbed individual wondering if it was his.”
And then: “I have boarded a sinking seiner in the black of night on the north Pacific, to pull a captain to safety during a January ice storm.”
The only thing missing was the girl lashed to the mast, bosom heaving, her shirt torn just so.
What does all this have to do with the Nordegg wildfire?
What is troubling is the lack of real discipline shown by the elected official of this riding; the same discipline his marine training should have given him. Instead he elected to demonstrate conduct unbecoming of the office of MLA. How does he feel this will garner respect? He has now made himself the laughing stock of the legislature.
How does he now expect to be taken seriously?