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Gorgeous George

I first heard about George Guirguis (City Council candidate in Bay Ward) from David Reevely’s blog, when he shared some of the strange emails coming out of that campaign. Reevely also linked to Guirguis’ campaign video.

Well, now he has fifty campaign videos on Youtube. They’re so bizarre. I haven’t watched them all, but from what I’ve seen, they tend to follow one of two formats: a photomontage of pictures of Guirguis, set to a sappy love song, or a video of Guirguis set to a sappy love song. The photomontages always include multiple instances of a picture of Guirguis with Stephen Harper. The videos include lots of footage of Guirguis campaigning and giving the thumbs up to the camera. There’s one where we get to spend two minutes watching him use his computer.

But this one is a little different from the rest, in that it’s got people saying things. (Stupid people saying stupid things, but still.)

This one exploits the Shepherds of Good Hope. It’s obvious from the way he’s making that sandwich that he’s not a regular volunteer – he volunteered for a single shift for the photo op potential. (“What can the Shepherds of Good hope do for me?”)

Anyway. Gorgeous George is a weird narcissistic guy running a weird narcissistic campaign.

61 comments to Gorgeous George

  • Also, geez what a lot of mustard.

  • I know, eh? What was he thinking?

  • Better than George Bush?? That’s quite impressive! He’s got my vote! Especially since he’s got a video where schoolchildren tell us that he never lies. Children are very perceptive about that type of thing, and we know the children are not lying because George Guergis is an honest man. He has met Stephen Harper.

    It was very nice of the Shepherds of Good Hope to let him come in there and make sandwiches. Giving downtrodden people something to do is always a good way to help them get places in life. Especially since he was very hungry–so hungry that he had to stop at a Tim Horton’s with his wife to eat a large snack. Since George Guergis is an honest Christian man, he would only let his volunteering for the Shepherds of Good Hope be delayed if he was very, very hungry, and that is unfortunate.

    – RG>

  • grace

    I was with him all through the handwashing but, man, that mustard. I predict he’ll never cut it.

    Bad pun for you GC!

  • gc

    … rather pun-gent, don’t you think Grace?

    “Real” volunteers wear hats and aprons.

  • gc

    Oh and yeah it nice to see that youth are taking such a strong interest in municipal politics.

  • XUP

    I wish I lived in Bay Ward so I could add him to my long list of people I’m not going to vote for. That first video of all the young, vulnerable-looking boys saying crazy stuff like George is going to do away with taxes altogether should maybe be brought to the attention of the authorities.

  • grace

    XUP, that clip gave me the creeps.

  • This is the best blog post / article yet about the 2010 campaign. Thanks for telling us about the vids!!!

  • Some more “interesting” Ottawa campaign videos:

  • Brian

    Used way too much paper towel to dry his hands, obviously hates the environment

  • There’s something *really* creepy about him!

  • T A B

    Letter of endorsement by Bay Ward Voters.

    A vote is a precious commodity. We each only have one vote to use in the race for Bay ward.

    City elections are approaching. Letters appear in the newspapers imparting the virtues and integrity of each candidate and why we should vote for a particular one. We see the candidates put their best face forward and think, “yeah, they’re alright.”

    It’s time to elect people who represent the will of the people and have their best interests at heart. With the understanding of business and accountability to the budget. Our 3256 members and I strongly support George Guirguis for city council.

    However, what is often not seen by most of us is what is occurring behind the scenes, both in the community and city hall. What is hidden from the view of the citizenry are the forces and motivations behind the candidates. I am very much aware of what is occurring in this community.

    If you are concerned about the quality of life we enjoy in Ottawa and our future as a growing, prospering and thriving community, please join me in voting for George Guirguis for city council.

    Yours truly,

    Tim A Brown
    President of Bay Ward Voters.
    E- mail:

  • I was waiting for one of those comments. LOL!

    Also, XUP, last time he ran downtown (Somerset ward), so there’s a good chance you’ll still get a chance to not vote for him in future elections!

    – RG>

  • kenan

    I strongly support George Guirguis for city council.

  • sara_linz

    he lied about his qualifications.He is not a mechanic engineer,he didn’t finish his ESL,He makes so many grammatical errors when he talk,Worst and most embarrassing thing for city council candidates Not to speak Proper English this why he use love songs to speak on behalf of him.

    I don’t have good English but I work at restaurant,So George It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

    go find a job to feed your self,

  • Johan

    We support you george.
    Jesus bless you

  • Gustav

    I think Mr. Guirgis will win with a large majority. His YouTube videos seem very popular, more than 20,000 views. I saw him today at a store, people recognize him and come to talk to him. From what I read above (uses too much mustard, uses too much hand towel), these are the complaints by the armchair generals whose voluntary work is likely limited to mostly complaining.
    I bet none of you folks go help feed people in need. If I am mistaken, the address you should be looking for is 233 Murray Street, and the name of the place is “Shepherds of Good Hope”.

  • sara

    George has chance of wining as my self being elected queen of England.
    50.371,55 view for Lady Gaga – Alejandro ,views numbers mean nothing,Maybe if George believe in him self ,he should unable the Comments link on his you tube and let people really comments on what they think of his you tube but he has no confidant in him self to let people speak.he is shutting people voice,he cant take critique.
    I Challenge you George Let people make comments on your youtube ,

    He is taking advantage financially, emotionally, physically on his Filipino volunteer and promising her he will give her a job. this is why he is always stalking the Filipino church…. SHAM ON YOU GEORGE

    see the following you toube how George intimidate with his Volunteer .So unprofessional,Dos he understand the the code of ethic

  • Johan

    Jesus love you
    Jesus Christ gave His life for us. Our reasonable service is to give our lives to Him.

    Jesus bless you all

  • Tara

    I just called the shepherds of good hope.and spoke to the manager (613) 562-7845 and Asked her we would like to know how long have been George volunteering at shepherds of good hope.she told me he been their only once ,they never sow him before and never sow him after,So he went just to do his you tube
    SHAM ON YOU GEORGE using people in poverty and take advantage on them


    we will not vote for you

  • This is hilarious. Now there are anti-Guirguis sockpuppets!

    And they’re slogan, “SHAM ON YOU GEORGE,” is just beautiful! I love it!

    – RG>

  • Tara

    SHAM ON YOU GEORGE stop using tim hortons, as your campaign office. HE is a joke …LOL

  • RG, you nailed it. There’s a lot of IP duplication among the commenters in this thread. 😉

  • Love

    we pray for you
    sara, Kenan,Tara is the same person with diffrent name. haaaaaaaaaa.
    We pray for you

  • Sam

    sara, Kenan,Tara, Jesus love you. We will pray for you, May Jesus bless you and touch your heart.
    We feel sorry that you are unhappy person. Jesus bless you.

    For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whatever believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    John 3:16

  • What is wrong with you people??

  • Well, for one, I doubt it’s more than one person…

    – RG>

  • sara

    From: James Deagle <
    To: george guirguis <

    Hi George,

    Thank you for your email. I have been considering your notion that we need fewer Council seats in Ottawa, and have concluded that while it may be true that Calgary has fewer municipal politicians per capita than Ottawa, you should consider the following points:

    1) Do residents of Calgary feel they are better represented by having only 14 Councillors? (Please let me know if there any surveys or studies that have been done to measure the political efficacy of voters living in areas with fewer municipal politicians per capita.) Reducing the number of politicians simply increases the workload and further divides the attention of those in office as well as their respective staffers.

    2) When there is a smaller per capital number of municipal politicians, it is easier to concentrate power and have agendas rammed through with little or no effective debate, and to have a Mayor commandeer City Hall with a slate of syncophant Councillors. No thank you.

    3) Is smaller really better? Since the beginning of the so-called "globalization" era, the basic assumption has been that businesses and governments need to shrink their spending and their payroll, and consolidate wherever possible. The current economic situation shows this assumption to have been wrong (or at least seriously misguided) all along. Just ask the news media how "consolidation" of their industry is working out. On the political side, look at Mike Harris' "Common Sense Revolution" of the 1990's, which in the end seemed to be based on shell games and political trickery rather than a genuine desire to make government better. A lot of that government's "tax cuts" were simply efforts to offload provincial services into the municipal sphere. (Tax shifting, versus tax cutting.)

    I can appreciate your desire to bring a business-minded approach to City Hall. While I believe that all politicians should be business-minded in what they do, they should not mistake their workplace itself for a private business.

    Beyond the idea of saving a few bucks, I'd be curious to see how reducing the number of Councillors would make for a better City Hall. I'll gladly live in "Pay Ward" if it means having a more effective democracy.

    Kind regards,

  • Sam

    Haaaaaaaaaaaa, unhappy people!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck.
    we know you, but we pray for you.
    Jesus bless you

  • RG, I think there are two of them. Maybe three. Strange way to run a campaign.

  • Strange indeed, considering the only people reading the comments on this post by now is you, me, and them.

    – RG>

  • Sam

    Sara, Kenan,Tara,(Is the same person) We know every thing. Goodluck.
    We also pray for you Rob. Jesus love you.
    We Pray for you all, Jesus bless you.

    For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whatever believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    John 3:16

  • Sam

    We know you, good luck.
    We pray for you.

  • Rob

    George… It is municipal is about the qualified persons for public authorities.Not about praying and some one happy or not .
    if you mislead people by not telling the truth about your qualification,volunteer history,business and work experiences NO ONE WILL TRUST YOU

    Proverbs chapter 11 (TEV)

    3 If you are good, you are guided by honesty. People who can’t be trusted are destroyed by their own dishonesty

  • Fouad el-Mohandes

    George Guirguis speech to the community

    I wana be a billionaire
    So freakin Bad
    Buy all the things I never had
    I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
    Smiling next to Oprah and the queen
    Ohh everytime I close my eyes.
    I see my name in shinning lights
    A different city every night
    Oh I, I swear the world better prepare
    For when im a billionaire

    Jesus bless you all

    Vote For Mark Taylor for City Council in Bay Ward !!!!!!

  • Sam

    haaaaaa…unhappy people.
    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!win or lose, who care,
    Fouad el-Mohandes, Sara, Kenan,Tara,(Is the same person) …….We know you. do not think you are smart.
    We pray for you. we wish you the best of luck.
    we wish you the best of luck.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Unhappy people.

    Jesus love you.

    For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whatever believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    John 3:16

  • Sam

    it is a waste of time bye
    good luck unhappy people haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Sam

    As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. “What you are about to do, do quickly,” Jesus told him, John 13:27

  • Sam

    Bye unhappey people and goodluck
    We will pray for you.
    Jesus bless you

  • Asad

    bye baby, see you.!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bye


  • no


  • Sam

    it is very funny,haaaaaaaa
    unhappy people are very funy haaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Raafat Alhagan

    haaaaaaaaaa it is waste of time ??????????? for some people it is waste of time and money hhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    George Stop Wasting Paper – Easiest Way in Saving the Forest … wasting a lot of papers means letting some wood suppliers to cut more trees from the forest to to support your pointless Election camping. You will only have 4 people to vote for you,you don’t need to wast our tree pppppppppppleasssssss be nice to mother nature.

    after you fail the election In October ,You can curve Halloween pumpkin with your volunteer,dress up as witches and go trick-or-treating….LOL

    it will makes a good movie (George in wonder bread ward 47) ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Georg

  • This is the stupidest comment thread EVER on my blog. Now stop it or I’m banning all two of you.

  • George Guirgus

    what happen to Freedom of speech, individual rights………;) I”m moving to Australia in any way………………………………………………………

  • lol@”stop wasting paper”

    – RG>

  • Sam

    Dear Zoom,
    Thank you for your message, we respect, and sorry if we wasted your time by our comments. We will stop sending any comments, and we will not waste our time by reading any of their comments.
    We do not have time anyway. we wish them the best of luck, and may the best person win this election.

    We believe in Jesus.

    thank you very much,
    May Jesus bless you.

  • Me

    May the LORD judge between you and me. And may the LORD avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.(1 Samuel 24:12)

    Thank You, Lord, for Saving My Soul

  • I like this one, and it can be used under different circumstances, open to different interpretations:

    If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
    Matthew 17:20

  • dian

    I will not vote for George,He is not good enough………..I will vote for Mark taylor

  • George

    we will chang our city one step at the time, NOT voting for george is first step

  • […] breakfast GC and I went on the West End Studio Tour. On the way there we noticed two George Guirguis election signs, at houses side by side. The signs looked pretty fancy and expensive, but I guess […]

  • I know I got to the party late, but no one said how clever my mustard seed reference was. pouts.

    Sorry, but I came back here after your recent entry and Reevley’s comment about the mustard made me laugh again. I finally watched the “Shepherds” video and what, he goes to the Horton’s first and doesn’t bring anything for the Shepherds?

  • Julia, the Shepherds don’t need donuts. Their bread is already holey.

    – RG>