As far as I can tell, the only reaction from Harper concerning the horrible situation in southern Alberta has been this piece on conversations that he had with Premier Redford and Calgary Mayor Nenshi indicating that Feds will help out if needed.
But where is he? Shouldn’t he be there filling sandbags or something? Is the Member from Calgary East that confident of his seat that he thinks he can stay far away from all that yucky mud and not pay for it politically?
Um, yeah. He probably can… but he should be there; even if for symbolic reasons. Obama sure as hell tours disaster areas. It’s the “leader” thing to do, isn’t it? (240)