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—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Monday, June 07, 2004


Day 15: More Trail Mix

Sorry about the time away from the blog. Decided to spend the weekend out and about instead of chained to my desk. Some pure campaign chewing satisfaction for you today...

Later on: The Vancouver Scrum seeks out local candidates who are watching Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals in public. Even Vancouverites are cheering on the Flames, however reluctantly. So are all the political parties -- except the Bloc. For your convenience, here are their rationales:

liberals: The Flames are now Canada's team; the Liberals are Canada's only true party. Besides, red is such a fetching colour. Now please forget Keith Davey's famous campaign cry, "screw the West, we'll take the rest."

conservatives: Hey, you bandwagon-jumping hypoGRITS! You dump on Calgary 48 weeks out of the year, and now you wanna get in on this action? Forget it, pal. This is Calgary's team, and we're Calgary's party. (Oh, crap? Did we say that? No, we're national, really we are...)

ndp: Everyone loves a plucky underdog that goes from an afterthought to a force! So what if we don't stand a hope in hell of winning anything in Calgary; we love that Martin St. Louis. Oh, crap! You're telling me that the Flames gave up on him and the Lightning got him for nothing?... Damnit, I need better briefings!

bloc: We like the Lightning! St Louis, Lecavalier, Perrin, and Roy; good Quebecois boys all.
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