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Standing in front of the flag


 

Judging from this footage, the Liberals have taken the important step of acquiring a large Canadian flag to use as a backdrop to Mr. Ignatieff. This, obviously, to counter Stephen Harper’s very large flag.

The onus is now obviously on the NDP to sew together an even larger Canadian flag. And then to convert that flag into a hot-air balloon that Jack Layton can tour the country campaigning in.


 

Standing in front of the flag

  1. You know it might be election time when the patriotic pissing contests (real or media-contrived as may be the case) start up.

    • No, it's when they start wearing construction helmets and soldier fatigues. (august)

  2. All this election speculation is just fascinating. I don't think I have seen more fascinating coverage since CNN broadcast shots of an empty beach for a week after JFK Jr. crashed.

    Is there anything else worth blogging about maybe? Say, for example, the seemingly important recent decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Since there is a whole lot of nothing going on election wise outside of rumours, maybe that is worth a little attention?

  3. The hot air balloon idea is an excellent one. Do they travel fast enough to get him from one gig to the next, though?

    • Suppose it depends on how much hot air Jack lets out.

    • Sure it would be great for a photo op, but the 'hot air' jokes would get annoying fast.

    • i dunno… i have always been skeptical of an idea premised on mixing fire and gas, many feet in the air with the sole protection of a glorified wicker basket.

    • i dunno Jack… i have always been skeptical of an idea premised on mixing fire and gas, many feet in the air with the sole protection of a glorified wicker basket.

    • The low carbon footprint would be a good selling point, and I think Jack could just stay up there without too many people minding.

    • The low carbon footprint would be a good selling point, and I think Jack could just stay up there without to many people minding.

  4. (Insert obligatory joke about Jack Layton supplying his own hot air for the balloon.)

  5. I think he would say—I don't know what to tell you buddy, but stick with it….

  6. In other news … economists are expecting a brisk quarter of growth in jobs for Canada in the election, advertising and textiles/flag industries, while job numbers for alcohol production, sales and distribution remain at an all time high.

  7. I can guarantee one thing – Duceppe won't be trying to have the largest "Canadian" flag.

  8. Thanks for the morning chuckle.

    Next, someone will be wrapping themselves in the flag.

  9. It is interesting that Ignatieff wants to parade himself – with the true Canadian symbol.
    Just how far will he go to protect that symbol ….

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