Harper Bush.

A few years ago, I wrote about the utter ridiculousness of Canadians electing to office the conservative Conservatives. A nation with a real health care system, a strong social and educational policy, and a relatively benign approach to international politics does not need southerners (e.g. Rove et. al.) telling it how to run a country based on relatively liberal values and cultural aspirations. Despite my very strident protestations, Conservative Stephen Harper was elected Prime Minister. He is now running again for office. The entire election here in Canada has been subsumed beneath the longevity and inanity of the American election but, nonetheless, it’s still a critical juncture for Canadians.
The Canadian election is on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, and it appears that the Conservatives have taken it on the head, slightly, because of people’s anxiety about the economy. However, there are finally attempts this time around to equate the conservatives there with the Conservatives here.
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Interestingly, the mini-site that the liberal Liberals put together to make the connection between Harper and Bush looks a lot like the ones the Obama campaign has designed: the use of lots of lovely gradients, the color blue and the font called Gotham. Nice work liberals. Nice work Liberals!