Monday, June 18, 2007
This must represent karmic balance in the universe or something.
OK, I think I see how this works. The Conservative Party of Canada, having made cuts to several social programs because of budget constraints, suddenly finds enough cash to sponsor a car on the Canadian NASCAR circuit, to which they must be looking to attract your typical Canadian, conservative male race fan who will, after sitting in the sun all afternoon, drinking beer and getting blitzed, will end up thoroughly pissed off that their favourite driver didn't win, at which point they will promptly go home and take it out on their wife, who will have lesser recourse for protection since those same Conservatives cut funding to the Status of Women Canada, whose mandate included, among other things, advocating for women's protection against domestic violence and abuse.
And you thought the CPoC didn't have a plan.
CORRECTION: Commenter Wayne is right -- it is the party's money, not the taxpayer's money, which means that, if I wanted to act like a whinger, I'd quickly delete this post to avoid any further embarrassment. But I won't, 'cuz I'm a bigger man than that. For which the Canadian wingnut-o-sphere will, of course, ridicule me for my silliness.
With these folks, it's damned if you do, damned if you don't. But you knew that.