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.
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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".
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Ian

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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