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The problem with mittens

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The Prime Minister tries on the latest in Olympic handwear.

Speaking to reporters assembled in his Victoria office, Campbell held his thumbs up while wearing the red Vancouver 2010 Olympic mittens. “I like the thumbs up,” Campbell said, with Harper at his side holding an Olympic torch.

“You can’t put anything up but the thumb,” replied Harper.

“He can’t give you the finger in those things,” he added, chuckling at the reporters in the room.

The Tyee notes there was some initial confusion as to exactly which pronoun the Prime Minister had employed.