Friday, June 18, 2010

Did Rahim Jaffer Damage His Wife's Political Career?

After examining all the evidence against Rahim Jaffer, it is hard not to conclude that what he was doing was in fact lobbying. Being a former MP and the spouse of a Cabinet Minister, he had a responsibility to act responsibly and he clearly did not. I believe that among all the alleged allegations that led to the dismissal of Helena Guergis, the lobbying activities of her spouse was most likely the largest contributing factor. He should not have done what he did, and as such he damaged his wife's political career. To watch him now chastising his former party for unfair treatment is just ridiculous. When he was contacting all these Ministers to better his own business, he put their careers at risk.

Instead of lashing out at the Prime Minister, he should accept responsibility and apologize for his own actions. Helena said in the Mansbridge interview that it was impossible for Rahim to have done anything wrong, because he promised that he would never hurt her career. He may have broken that promise, but he doesn't seem very keen on acknowledging that he displayed poor judgment with his own activities on behalf of his own fledgling company.


  1. She was doing a pretty good job of it all by herself; he just put the icing on the cake.

  2. Thank God both of these drama-queens are out of politics. She wasn't so great either.