The Conservative Party today announced a partnership with Whitlock Motor Sports unveiled at the Mosport Race Track in Bowmanville, Ontario.
The partnership will include the Conservative Party of Canada logo being placed on the hood and front side panels of car number 29* in the Canadian Tire NASCAR Series.
“This is a unique opportunity for the Conservative Party to reach out to Canadians,” said Conservative Party Member of Parliament Jim Flaherty. “The Conservative Party supports Canadians that work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules and those are the same Canadians that watch sports like NASCAR.”
What next, a picture of Stephen Harper in the corner boards at the Air Canada Center? I'm not sure if there is any precedent to this sort of advertising (please tell me if I'm wrong), but I don't like it. The implication, the Conservatives support NASCAR in Canada, while the other parties don't.
Flaherty's bullshit comment is just that. I'm pretty sure the NDP and Liberals support people that work hard, why does that concept become a partisan affair? Another example of the Conservatives hyper-partisanship, which is tacky and silly all at once.