Monday, April 06, 2009

Gritgirl straightens out Jim Flaherty

The video homage to the immortal words of the Finance Minister on Friday:
"Relatively speaking, this is a mild economic recession," Flaherty said.

"These are relatively mild challenges for us," he said, comparing the economic situation to the challenges early immigrants faced in taking transatlantic voyages and arriving in Canada with nothing.
In Twitter lingo, Flaherty's recession characterization = epic #fail.