Friday, October 16, 2009

New Olympic sport debuting in Vancouver: Conservative seat hogging

Maybe the Olympics are going to be fun to watch in more ways than one:
"And the Olympics themselves could trip the Tories up. One example: the government has snapped up $447,000-worth of Olympic tickets, for use by MPs and senators. The policy is that Parliamentarians must pay for any tickets they use with their own money, but any reports of freebies or favouritism will not go down well."
Given the conventional wisdom that the Conservatives would prefer to have an election in the afterglow of the Olympics, it'll be interesting to see what they've got cooked up. They must have a carefully stage managed plan already. Bet they do. I mean, how is this partisan steeped crowd ever going to be able to restrain themselves in the face of all the fantabulous p.r. opportunities?

If this is the way it's going to go...then I say Iggy should go to the curling events. That's hardcore Canadian stuff. Plus it's a game of strategy and skill with quiet but enthusiastic observers. Skews to the Tims crowd. Yep, definitely curling.