As I read the account of what Helena Guegis did as she went through security at the Charlottetown airport, I agree she needs to be fired for the temper tantrum. I don’t know if I buy the loss of “moral superiority” over the incident but if I was Stephen Harper, I really don’t know if I want a cabinet minister who loses her temper in front of countless strangers because she had to go through airport security.
There are quite a few people who have been cheering her temper tantrum because of how annoying it is to go through airport security. I agree it is annoying going through airport security. Taking off one’s shoes, belt, watch, and having your carry on rifled through is a hassle but every day tens of thousands of us get on planes and put up with the same indignity and it even happens on our birthdays. Yet for 99.9% of us, we just put up with it because everyone has to go through it. Including junior cabinet ministers.
If Guegis can’t figure this out, she isn’t suitable to be a Minister of the Crown.
Update: Maclean’s argues that her actions should attract more quality women into politics.