Thursday, July 03, 2008

Leather Vest Watch

The Calgary Stampede - when Calgarians take a break from complaining that the rest of the country sees them as Wild West hicks and dress up as cowboys for a week - kicks off this weekend but, alas, I’ll be missing it. I don’t so much mind missing the rodeo, parade, or mini-donuts, but I am sad that I won’t be able to add to my collection of “politicians in cowboy hats” pictures.

So for anyone lucky enough to be taking at a Stampede breakfast this week, I’m putting out a bleg for you to send me any pictures of politicians in western wear you manage to snap. If I get enough, I’ll be sure to post them all here (either attributed or anonymous - your call), with the mandatory snarky captions. Bonus marks to anyone who gets a picture of Ed Stelmach or Ralph Klein.

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12 Comments:

  • Good thing it is the Stampede breakfast. Imagine if it had of been the Stampede lunch...and they served hotdogs...to Dion.

    Oh, the optics!

    I just made myself laugh out loud! :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:21 PM  

  • Someone needs to transcribe whatever jokes Dion attempts at the Liberal breakfast this year...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:11 PM  

  • Let me see.... how can I slip in that photo of Harper that ranch bad boy?

    CG, you are the master.

    By Blogger Chuckercanuck, at 11:02 PM  

  • Nicely done. I did slip a line into my column today about me and the Prime Minister having the same problem -- buttoning last year's cowboy shirt over this year's gut -- but the Herald did not take the hint and publish the picture. You are the king.

    By Anonymous Naheed, at 1:35 AM  

  • If the grits hired whoever runs the Tory website to run theirs, they'd have that picture up every single day on the welcome page...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 10:17 AM  

  • everyone in the city looks goofy in cowboy gear.
    the more the merrier!

    By Blogger art, at 12:30 PM  

  • Let's summarise:

    The opposition complained that the prime minister dresses embarrassingly, and they insisted that he hire a stylist.

    Then, when Harper hired a stylist, the opposition accused him of being vain and shallow, and wasting taxpayer dollars on something so unnecessary as a stylist.

    Do I have it right?

    By Blogger Mike514, at 1:27 PM  

  • Mike: I'm not sure you'll be able to find a lot of Hansard entries where Liberals say "Mr. Speaker, why won't the Right Honourable Member for Calgary South East hire a stylist? Why does he refuse to do this?"

    By Anonymous DF, at 2:41 PM  

  • "I'm not sure you'll be able to find a lot of Hansard entries where Liberals say "Mr. Speaker, why won't the Right Honourable Member for Calgary South East hire a stylist? Why does he refuse to do this?""

    That's because Liberals waste their time on other less important issues. I don't know why the Liberals are running with their Green Shift proposal when the ballot question is clearly going to be "Who looks best in cowboy hat?".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:08 PM  

  • Mike: Harper wasn't prime minister in 2005.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:44 PM  

  • Steven looks like a real peice of man meat. mmm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:38 PM  

  • Yay. Politicians in funny outfits make me happy.

    By Blogger Sophie, at 11:56 AM  

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