Run Away!!!

Another Republican chickenhawk shows his true colours…

The Daily Kos’ Markos Moulitas managed to get former GOP Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo to abruptly walk off The Ed Show mid-interview by alluding to the fact that Tancredo, an enthusiastic supporter of the Vietnam War, nonetheless successfully evaded service at the time by citing mental illness as an excuse. “I did not get a deferment because I was too depressed to fight a war I supported in Vietnam. I’m a veteran,” said Moulitas.

Canada’s “Action Plan” Spending

The Chronicle Herald, the Ottawa Citizen and journalism students from Ottawa’s Algonquin College have crunched the numbers of the government’s economic “Action Plan” and unsurprisingly find that Conservative ridings received more than half of the $8.5 billion announced under the Building Canada infrastructure stimulus program.

However, aside from the wild disparity between certain ridings (as illustrated in the RMR video), generally speaking, it doesn’t seem there’s really much of a story here. As noted in the article, “The riding that received the most money — a whopping $247 million — is Liberal Ken Dryden’s York Centre, which benefits from a third of the largest single infrastructure project in the country, the $697-million York Subway Extension.”