"OTTAWA - It may be the most sought-after ticket in Ottawa, but when Republican presidential hopeful John McCain addresses a sold-out luncheon tomorrow, it will be hard to find a Conservative politician in the crowd. [...] The Prime Minister's Office, concerned about the optics, also advised staff working for MPs to avoid the speech. Tickets for Mr. McCain's speech sold out in an hour but, among the 380 guests, the federal Conservatives will be limited to those with official reasons to attend. David Emerson will be there as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Conservative MP Rob Merrifield will also go in his capacity as co-chair of the Canada-U. S. Inter-parliamentary Group.
Mr. McCain was invited by the Economic Club of Canada. It is thought to be the only time a presidential candidate has given a speech in Canada in the midst of a campaign."National Post
Once again we see the Conservative Party of Canada, its Leader and elected representatives trying to camouflage their Right Wing roots. These Bush loving Hawks aren't fooling anyone ... they might as well go to the luncheon and wallow in good old fashioned Republican muck - have a few drinks and call it a week!!