Thursday, February 12, 2009

Squeeze me!

We've all heard the stories of how Obama's popularity is in good part due to his ability to provoke sexual and romantic desire in his followers. And we Canadians have often had to suffer a media trying to make fawning comparisons of Michael Ignatieff and Obama. But Ignatieff is clearly one step ahead of Obama because he managed to take charge of his party by eliminating the need for a leadership vote, amidst the obviously contrived fears that if the Liberals didn't get a leader presto, Stephen Harper could do untold damage in the months it would take for the Liberals to get their man.

Anyway, as I've noted before, I'm on Ignatieff's email list and today came this sickly sweet missive, supposedly from Iggy's wife (though I'd guess few Liberals in the leader's office would have scruples about using her in such a way):
Dear Liberal Friend,

While we look forward to spring, Valentine’s Day is almost here to help us fend off winter’s chill. If you are still looking for the right gift for your Valentine, I have a cozy red suggestion:

Make a donation of $100 or more by midnight on Saturday, February 14th, and you will receive a limited-edition red fleece scarf, embroidered with the name of my favourite Liberal Valentine, to help keep you or a loved one warm until spring arrives.

Winter may be with us a while yet. Let’s weather it together.

Warm regards and hope to see you in Vancouver,

Zsuzsanna Zsohar

Note: the market value of the gift item will be deducted from the receiptable amount of your donation.


Eowyn said...

truepeers, if it wasn't you posting about this unbelievable tripe (the missive you received), I'd have to sue you for Mental Anguish, Emotional Distress and Loss of Lunch.

Jeeze. Words (almost) fail me. This takes appealing to the lowest common denominator to another level.

truepeers said...

Yep, the idols will take your lunch, every time. We're blue scarf men here at CZ. Cool and warm.