Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Hockey Guide

Have you ever wondered just how serious Stephen Harper is about hockey? Well, there is no need to wonder anymore.

The federal conservatives, who say they don’t want an election, have just opened an elaborate 17,000 square foot facility to house their new election campaign Headquarters in Ottawa. It is apparently campaign ready with state of the art equipment that can accommodate up to about 100 staffers. It is reported the facility is plastered with Stephen Harper posters, which should feed his ego, and one province, Quebec, has its very own special space. How nice!

The facility should intimidate all other federal political parties. Apparently one liberal MP referred to it as a “fear factory.” Now keep in mind the conservatives don’t want an election and the other parties are scared silly of an election being called in the near future. As often stated, the best defence is a strong offense, which is regularly applied to the game of hockey. The new conservative campaign headquarters should be enough to scare the opposition out of an election for up to a year.

It is said that some of the worlds great war generals studied the tactics of Alexander the Great and applied them to modern day war scenarios. Prime Minister Stephen Harper seems to be studying the tactics of hockey teams to manage Canada and it just may be working. By hockey standards, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has established himself as the political Great One.

Now get this, the official size of a hockey rink is 200 feet long by 85 feet wide. This works out to exactly 17,000 square feet, which is the same size as the new conservative political campaign headquarters in Ottawa. Are you planning to face off with Stephen Harper and the conservatives? Then plan for a mean rough game and prepare to lose.