Stephen Harper's Tories aren't laughing at an advertising pamphlet that pokes fun at them. In fact, the flyer from high-end men's retail chain Harry Rosen has the prime minister's people downright miffed.
The postcard-style handout makes reference to how the government mistakenly faxed its environmental plan to the opposition before releasing it publicly. The flyer features a picture of the prime minister and Liberal Leader Stephane Dion.
Harper asks his opponent if he's heard about Harry's Private Sale - which offers regular customers up to 33 per cent off on suits, jackets and trousers through Sunday.
Dion replies: "Yes, you guys faxed us the memo by accident."
That joke earned a stern response from the Conservatives.
"It's pretty tasteless," a government official said of the ad. "Harry Rosen's is over priced and we would never shop there. . . It's completely overrated. . . Conservatives would probably never shop there anyway."
What is wrong with these people? Why would the PMO even bother responding to an obscure ad campaign? Touchy, paranoid, thin skinned- I thought Liberals where whiny?