Canadian Jewish Congress:
The Canadian Jewish Congress sent a letter to Harper last week asking him to avoid setting an election on Oct. 14, 15, 21, or 22. Those dates are all key parts of the Jewish religious festival, Sukkot. Observant Jews would not be able to work for candidates on election day if the vote were set for Oct. 14.
"We did make the case pretty strongly . . . that these dates should be avoided," said Bernie Farber, executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
At a briefing for reporters Friday, senior officials in the Prime Minister's Office said Mr. Harper is likely to pull the plug on his minority Tory government some time between Sept. 2 and Sept. 7. And they said the most likely voting day is Oct. 14, one day after Thanksgiving.
I'll just bet there's some serious buyer's remorse going around this morning.
FUCK THE JEWS, PART DEUX. One wonders if that sloppy Sarah Palin wankerfest going on over at the BTs is going to pull up short because of this. I'm guessing not. Call it a hunch.
HEH. The ad currently running at the top of that AmericaBlog page:
Sometimes, life is good.