Quotation of the Day for October 9, 2008

“They were waiting for a translation from the original Australian.”

– Bob Rae, Liberal Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, jokingly explaining why the governing Conservative Party took so long to release their federal election campaign platform. He was referring to a scandal earlier in the campaign in which it was revealed that a 2003 speech delivered by Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper (now Canadian Prime Minister) in favour of the Iraq War was largely plagarized from a speech given two days prior by Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

[http://www.torontoobserver.ca/2008/10/08/tories-roasted-at-cbc-debate/]