Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Is that the sound of major Conservative backtracking?

Or is it just a NASCAR backfiring?
Canadians should not link a Conservative party ad stamped on the hood of a pollution-causing NASCAR vehicle to the federal government's effort to halt climate change, a top cabinet minister said yesterday.

Four Conservative cabinet ministers helped launch the unusual ad at a racetrack east of Toronto this weekend, but Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon said "there's a difference" between the government and the political party.

"I don't think it's something that is related directly with the government of Canada," Cannon said. "It's a party initiative and I think that the officials from the party are the ones that should answer."
Can you say major, major goof?

Thank you, oh Conservative party gurus for the gift you have given bloggers like me on what might have been a very average news week...:)