Friday, February 26, 2010

In Praise of Maxime

I usually find it hard to praise politicians but in former Conservative Cabinet Minister Maxime Bernier's case I will make an exception.

What's to praise?

Well first, there's that excellent speech he made recently in Calgary where he put forward a case for fiscal conservatism as opposed to big spending Harper conservatism.

Second, a few days ago Bernier publicly expressed skepticism regarding aspects of global warming hysteria -- the first federal politician in Canada to do so.

And lastly and not leastly, when I met Bernier a couple of months ago in Ottawa, he bought a copy of my book, Loyal to the Core!

Of course, none of the above will make Maxime Bernier any friends in the PMO, but it does give a little hope to those Canadians who believe in more freedom and less government.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

American Political History

History from New Hampshire.

This building in Exeter is the site where the Republican Party was founded in 1853.

Here's me in the Exeter Town Hall, where Abraham Lincoln once gave a speech.
Pretty cool eh?

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Visiting the Bush estate

Did a little sight-seeing in Maine recently and paid a visit to the Bush family's Kennebunkport retreat.
Unfortunately, no one was home.