Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Open mouth, insert both feet all the way up to the hip

Can things get more bizarre?
LONDON, Ont. — The Liberals are in full damage control this afternoon after a high-profile campaign endorsement by the head of Canada’s largest private-sector labour union turned disastrous.
Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove used a campaign stop in nearby Strathroy to call Conservative Leader Stephen Harper a separatist whose Alberta-born political principles place him outside mainstream Canadian values.
He seemed to agree with questioners that Quebecers vote for the Bloc Quebecois over the Conservatives.
Prime Minister Paul Martin issued a retraction on Hargrove’s behalf as soon as the comments hit the news wires, and was forced to praise Harper’s patriotism in an effort to quell the controversy.

Kiss that trip to the Senate goodbye, Buzz.
And forget about getting back on Jack Layton's good side, too, while you're at it.
Oh, and by the way, Kyoto will kill your union because you won't have any automakers left. Did you know that?