I’ve pretty much given up trying to figure out whether the press releases that come out of the Conservative party are a put-on or not. I’m inclined to think that they are basically just having sport with the Canadian people, because the alternative — that they are sincere — is too preposterous to credit.
Anyway, if you’re an aspiring standup comedian looking for tips on how to write dynamite material, you could do worse than to get on a few Tory MP mailing lists. For example:
MP Cheryl Gallant Celebrates Earth Day
LAURENTIAN VALLEY, April 22 2008 – MP Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke celebrated Earth Day by taking a drink of water from the tap instead of a plastic bottle. “Saving the environment isn’t just a matter of politicians passing laws. It stars at the person level with putting disposable coffee cups in the recycling bin instead of out the window of a vehicle and drinking water from the tap instead of a plastic bottle.”
“Earth Day is a great opportunity to reflect and be proud of what we’ve accomplished, and to think about how we can all continue to work to protect our environment,” agreed Environment Minister John Baird. “A simple act of drinking tap water is a great example of a concrete action can take, right in their own homes.”