Horne, in her own words

Yukon News: Did you park in the handicapped space? Marian Horne: No. I was late. I parked out here and one of the staff parked for me. YN: Who parked in the handicapped space? Was it you? MH: No.

Yukon News: Did you park in the handicapped space?

Marian Horne: No. I was late. I parked out here and one of the staff parked for me.

YN: Who parked in the handicapped space? Was it you?

MH: No.

YN: Who was driving the car?

MH: Oh, I’m not going to tell you that. Somebody moved it for me. I was late.

YN: Who was driving the car? Why won’t you tell me? I mean, you’re the Justice minister.

MH: I did not park in a handicapped…

YN: Then who did?

MH: I don’t know.

YN: It’s your car.

MH: I don’t even know where it’s parked right now.

YN: Well who drove you here?

MH: I did not park. I parked myself. I parked out front.

YN: You don’t know who was driving your car?

MH: I’m not going to tell you.

YN: Why not? You’re the Justice minister. The public has a right to know.

MH: I did not park there.

YN: Then who did?

MH: I won’t tell you.

YN: Why not?

MH: Because I don’t want to.

YN: Why not?

MH: Because I don’t want to blame somebody else. If you have to blame somebody, blame me. But I did not park it there. I don’t know right now where my vehicle is parked.

YN: You must not think this is a big deal, as the Justice minister, for people to park in handicapped spaces … seeing as you’re sticking up for whoever magically parked your car there?

MH: I absolutely believe in handicapped people.

YN: Do you believe that people should park in their spaces?

MH: What do you think?

YN: Well, I think your car was parked not only in a handicapped space…

MH: I did not park it.

YN: Then who did? Why are sticking up for someone who broke the law, as the Justice minister?

MH: I did not park there…

YN: As the Justice minister, you’re sticking up for someone who broke the law. Why are you doing that?

MH: Because I don’t think it’s any of your business who parked it there, or who moved it.

YN: Well I think it’s everyone’s business when it’s the Justice minister’s car.

MH: Are you so hard-up for news? Are you so desperate to get your name in the newspaper?

YN: Well, I think handicapped people might care about this.

MH: I care about handicapped people. Don’t you ever put words in my mouth on how I feel.

YN: It’s not about us. It’s about where your car was parked this morning. And you’re not being straight with me.

MH: If you bring the handicapped people around, I’ll talk to them, and tell them I did not do it.

YN: And you won’t tell them who did?

MH: No, I won’t.

YN: You think that’s the right thing for a Justice minister to do? To stick up for people who broke the law?

MH: I’m not the RCMP.

YN: I know that. You’re the Justice minister.

MH: And I think you’re just so wrong to interfere with people’s lives. I’m a very gentle, caring person.

YN: I’m sure you are, but you’re also the Justice minister.

MH: What’s your name?

YN: I’m John Thompson with the Yukon News. We’ve talked before.

MH: Oh God.

YN: I know you’re a nice person. I don’t feel great doing this.

MH: Then why do you have to?

YN: Because you’re the Justice minister.

MH: Does that make me superhuman?

YN: No, it means that…

MH: If I drove it there, if I made a mistake, don’t humans make mistakes?

YN: Did you drive it there?

MH: No I didn’t. I parked out front. There was no parking. I double parked and it was moved for me.

YN: If you double-parked there, how’d it end up over here?

MH: You can print whatever you want.

YN: How did you double park it over there, and it wound up parked in a handicapped spot?

MH: Because there was no parking.

YN: But how did it wind up in a handicapped place?

MH: I don’t know.

YN: Why would someone move it there?

MH: I don’t know. You are so rude.

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