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Friday, August 31, 2007

Iggy: "Puffin should be Liberal symbol"

With statements like this, part of me still wishes he had won the Liberal leadership...
Excrement-hiding bird championed as Liberal symbol
Updated Thu. Aug. 30 2007 1:18 PM ET
Canadian Press

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The beaver is one of Canada's national symbols and now a senior Liberal wants to make the puffin the symbol of the country's self-proclaimed natural governing party.

Liberal deputy leader Michael Ignatieff says the industrious little seabird -- with its black and white plumage, distinctive striped beak and orange feet -- is a "noble" creature that exemplifies Liberal values.

"It's a noble bird because it has good family values. They stay together for 30 years," Ignatieff said Thursday outside a Liberal caucus retreat in the Newfoundland capital.

"They lay one egg (each year). They put their excrement in one place. They hide their excrement. ... They flap their wings very hard and they work like hell.

"This seems to me a symbol for what our party should be."


Ignatieff was charmed by the birds during what was supposed to be a whale-watching tour for Liberal caucus members Tuesday. The MPs and senators saw no whales but did get a close up view of a colony of puffins nesting on a rocky offshore island.
A bird that tries to hide it's poop... yup, sounds like the Liberal Party to me! LOL! The quote from CTV... "With the Liberals hoping voters will forget the Sponsorship scandal, the last thing that Liberals need is a symbol that's known for hiding it's mess."

If you don't believe it, enjoy the video!

Please, please, PLEASE, somebody get a capture of this and put it up on YouTube before CTV archives it, or the Liberals try to get a court injunction to get it pulled offline, like they do with most of these kinds of things!

(and if you don't like the spin on the story, you can blame CTV!)

A well deserved hat tip goes to Warren on this one... glad he's on my daily reading list, or I'd have missed this one!


UPDATE: I'm sorry, spending five minutes in Microsoft Paint was just too much to resist...



LEGAL NOTICE: The above logo is not authorized by the Liberal Party of Canada... but I think it's darn funny, so there!

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1 Comments:

  • At Fri Aug 31, 11:35:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    Next time you get out that old saw about media bias in favour of the LPC, remind me to point you at this article.

     

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