Ha ha, this is priceless:
Harper's appeal to flag falls flatRecommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers
Source: The Canadian Press
Dec 2, 2008 15:32
OTTAWA _ An attempt by Stephen Harper to wrap himself in the flag and take a dig at the opposition coalition fell flat Tuesday.
The prime minister has been portraying the Liberal-NDP-Bloc Quebecois government-in-waiting as an unholy alliance of ``socialists and separatists.''
During question period, he suggested the opposition parties staged their pact-signing ceremony Monday without a Canadian flag in the background because of the separatist Bloc.
``Yesterday, as part of the culmination of the machinations of the leader of the NDP, we had these three parties together, forming this agreement, signing a document and they wouldn't even have the Canadian flag behind them,'' he said.
``They had to be photographed without it because a member of their coalition does not even believe in the country.''
Video confirms that Harper was technically right. There wasn't a Canadian flag in the background -- there were two.