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Julie Couillard and bikers and boobs !

Cutie Couillard’s Cool Carnal Concupiscent Cleavage

Yes it’s biker-babe Julie Couillard and the boobs that brought down a Cabinet Minister, and rocked a Government to its core! Hurrah!
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Terry Mosher (Aislin), Montreal, Canada, The Montreal Gazette
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Micro caché – hidden mic – Julie Couillard – Maxime Bernier

Who’d have thunk it! A political sex scandal in Canada of all places!

I thought everyone was prim and proper over there, eh?

This one’s got a lively mixture of sex, boobs, bugs, Hell’s Angels, femme-fatale, espionage, plots and murder! Nice!

It all began with said femme-fatale showing her boobilicious boobies to all and sundry at an uber-staid Governmental swearing-in ceremony last year. The brazen cheek! The brazen cheeks!

Let this be a lesson to all hussies, always keep those boobilicious boobies locked up! (No, we don’t really come close to meaning that! Quite the opposite in fact!)

Tory PM Stephen Harper contends that Maxime Bernier’s “resignation” had nothing to do with the ill-struck foreign minister’s relationship with Julie Couillard!

Do you believe him, eh?

Check these two pieces out, the first from the early days of the controversy, the second from the aftermath of the controversy;

Bernier’s Ex-Girlfriend Linked to Hells Angels
Source: The Canadian Press

OTTAWA–Prime Minister Stephen Harper is dismissing security concerns over the relationship between a top cabinet minister and a former girlfriend with past ties to the Hells Angels.

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Maxime Bernier arrives to be sworn in as foreign affairs minister last August accompanied by Julie Couillard.

The opposition wants to know whether Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier’s relationship with Julie Couillard was a security risk.

But Harper brushed off the matter today and instead accused the opposition of being “gossipy old busybodies.”

He said Bernier’s relationships are a private matter and nobody’s business.

Couillard, 38, accompanied Bernier to a cabinet swearing-in ceremony and to his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. His office says they recently broke up.

Couillard was linked romantically to Gilles Giguere, an associate of Hells Angels boss Maurice (Mom) Boucher, and was once married to Stephane Sirois, a member of the Rockers biker gang.

Giguere was murdered and a newspaper report cited court documents in which a biker-turned-informant said the gang had also considered killing Couillard during the 1990s Quebec biker wars.

Still, the government cast aside questions about the security risk.

“I have no comment about anybody’s past,” said Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon, the government’s Quebec lieutenant.

“I don’t think we should interfere in people’s private life – not yours, not mine, and not Mr. Bernier’s.”

Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe signalled that the party would raise the matter this afternoon in the Commons.

Liberal Leader Stephane Dion said there’s “certainly a concern” about the suggestions, which became the buzz of Parliament Hill yesterday.

“Mr. Bernier needs to explain because we want to know if there were any matters of national security involved,” said Dion.

Asked for comment yesterday as he hopped into his government car, Bernier said: “I don’t have any. No.”

“It’s rumours,” he added.

In an e-mail message yesterday a spokesman for Bernier said the questions about his former girlfriend were a private matter, and that any inquiries should be directed to Couillard.

Couillard dismissed the controversy as politically motivated. “Some people are after Maxime Bernier and its my name that’ll be dragged in the mud,” she said, refusing to comment further.

The controversy has raised questions about the process of background checks for people closely associated with cabinet ministers.

A spokeswoman for the Privy Council Office, which is in charge of background checks, told a newspaper that security checks are conducted only on prospective cabinet ministers, not on their spouses or immediate family.

The public first learned about Bernier’s relationship with Couillard in August 2007, when the couple, holding hands, walked into Rideau Hall where Bernier was sworn in as minister of foreign affairs.

Honest, no one even noticed Couillard’s cleavage

by Kelly McParland

Update: Thanks for all the snarky comments about my earlier blog post on this subject. Hard as it is to believe, I don’t think the two contradict each other. The point of both is that all the pious posturing about Ms. Couillard being a security threat is hooey, and the “scandal” has been an attempt all along to use her cleavage and biker boyfriends to embarrass the Tories. What’s new is that they’ve succeeded. Read the previous post here.

It’s possible that someone out there believes Stephen Harper’s contention that Maxime Bernier’s “resignation” had nothing to do with the ill-struck foreign minister’s relationship with Julie Couillard.

Possible, but not likely. Certainly no one who spends their days within the precincts of Parliament Hill could repeat the Prime Minister’s claim without having to consciously keep a straight face. The newspapers didn’t run pictures of NATO generals and sombre debates about the sanctity of state secrets today; they ran pictures of Maxime Bernier, Julie Couillard and, in some cases, a less-than-pleased looking Stephen Harper. The interview Ms. Couillard gave Quebec’s TVA didn’t concentrate on the grave risk to Canada’s national security and how it might be compromised if anyone other than Mr. Bernier learned the contents of his “prep material” for a NATO summit; it was about his treatment of her, his failure to warn her of the way politics is played and the listening device she says was planted in her bed.

Mr. Bernier’s brief time at the top of Canada’s foreign affairs establishment began and ended with Julie Couillard. It was her ill-advised attire at his swearing-in — which she says he approved — that brought her to the public consciousness in the first place, simultaneously offending the straight-laced people in the Harper PMO, which likes its cleavage covered. Since then countless articles on Ms. Couillard have offered another opportunity to run those same photos of the low-cut dress and the healthy bosom, not quite covered by the accompanying jacket, as Ms. Couillard accompanied a grinning Mr. Bernier to the ceremony. It came full circle Monday when Mr. Harper, playing the statesman as Ottawa pulled out the stops to welcome Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko, found himself being embarrassed by yet another question about his foreign minister and that damned girlfriend.

In between, there were plenty of other gaffes: blabbing away to reporters about the need to axe the governor of Kandahar province; promising a shiny new C-17 transport plane to assist in relief to Burma when none of the expensive new craft was available; blowing $22,573 on airfare to Laos when a member of his staff managed the trip at a tenth the price. But it kept coming back to Ms. Couillard. Paying too much for a foreign trip is one thing; making the Prime Minister look foolish in public is something else.

In denying the reality of the situation, Mr. Harper and opposition leaders were playing the same game. Michael Ignatieff — who might as well drive around Ottawa with Mr. Bernier’s carcass strapped to his car, for all the fervour he put into the hunt — found himself insisting he’d barely even noticed the more lurid aspects of the minister’s plight.

“I don’t care about her skirts, I don’t care about her cleavage, I don’t care about her past, I don’t care about any of it, it’s none of my business,” the deputy Liberal leader insisted. Nope, it was all about national security: what would happen if a woman who once was intimate with members of a motorcycle gang discovered something top secret from the loose-lipped Mr. Bernier?

Indeed, what would happen? No one can say, but it sure does sound ominous — “organized crime”; airport security; improper bidding — scary, eh kids? How it would all miraculously come together to make Canadians less safe was never explained, nor did it have to be. It only had to be hinted at, the more obliquely the better, to gain the desired effect.

There was a reason for this. Liberals have girlfriends, too, and boyfriends to boot. Belinda Stronach had a well-publicized acquaintanceship with Tie Domi, hockey player and pugilist, which led to her being named by Mr. Domi’s wife in her divorce suit. Other MPs are less than scrupulous in their love lives, and it wouldn’t do to drag all that up when the aim was the defenestration of Mr. Bernier and another blow against Mr. Harper. So it was important for Liberals to pretend they weren’t really trying to bring down the foreign minister over his girlfriend, just as it was necessary for Mr. Harper not to admit that’s why he’d “resigned.”

Perhaps least encouraging about the affair is the fate it holds for the remainder of this Parliament. Afraid to bring down the government over Afghanistan, immigration or budget spending, Liberals have instead pursued a succession of mini-scandals — from Schreiber to Cadman to Elections Canada to Couillard — successfully side-tracking the government and planting the impression the Tories have become both aimless and accident-prone. Mr. Harper, once viewed as decisive and dominant in the House, now sits scowling most days while Peter Van Loan parries question after question.

Bagging Mr. Bernier is the opposition’s biggest victory to date, and can’t help but lead to more of the same. So prepare for more silliness; it will continue until Mr. Harper takes the time to retool his government, giving it back its sense of mission and an agenda to work with, rather than sitting around Ottawa waiting for the next scandal to break.

Kelly McParland is Politics Editor of the National Post

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