Ah, the Special Ed kids will have their fun (all subsequent emphasis thigh-suckingly added):
Jack Layton, 2 minutes for interference.
Compare and contrast.
While PM Harper was sitting in the stands beside Wayne Gretzky cheering on our men's hockey team during the gold medal game at the Olympics, Jack Layton was in Gretzky's Bar in Toronto waiting for the camera to go live so he could get his face on national television; and he was not going to let anyone get in his way as you can see from the following.
And then there's reality:
In a clip broadcast between periods Mr. Layton, who was joined by his wife and fellow MP Olivia Chow, raises his arms in celebration as Canada nets its second goal. He also reaches out and lowers the arms of another bar patron. Some suggest this was an intentional bid to stay in the shot; the NDP Leader's press secretary says otherwise.
"The TV screen was up there, he moved her arm to be able to see," Karl Bélanger told The Globe. "She was clearly not upset or anything like that. She is a friend of a former NDP candidate who happened to sit beside them for the game. They shared a great Canadian moment and enjoyed a few beers together."
And Stephen Harper? Oh, right:
The Prime Minister and his son Ben took in Sunday's gripping men's final with the hockey legend in Vancouver. Having brought along his official photographer, Mr. Harper managed to capture for posterity his reaction to the heartbreaking U.S. equalizer, the moment of victory in overtime and even his trip to the locker room to congratulate the champions.
Haha! Man, I'll bet Alberta Ardvark feels like a total buttwipe now. Or he would, if he had any shame. Or sense. Or decency.
I'm sure you see where I'm going with this.