Friday, July 03, 2009

Emperor Steve

Montreal Simon catches Steve playing Napoleon on Canada Day :

"Harper managed to get the military to give him a salute that's normally reserved for the Governor-General. As Heritage Minister James Moore explains in the video, this was something that the Prime Minister apparently wanted."

Really? How very presidential of him.

The Governor General is the Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces – not the Prime Minister - but I guess since she allowed him to suspend parliament and declare himself head-of-state back in December, she may as well let him play with her honour guard as well.
Update : Good point. Impolitical notes the hideous irony of James Moore, Minister of Heritage, being sent out to defend this latest example of "creeping political vandalism".


Anonymous said...

But will he try to take the Pope-mobile out for a spin?


Dave said...

I have to say, that is a deliciously appropriate graphic.

Now... if we can just find a "Wellington".

Alison said...

Wellingtons would be good but I think AIR-TACs would be more along the lines of what you're going for.

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