It took quite a while for former environment minister Rona Ambrose to emerge from Rideau Hall and face reporters after she was shuffled out of her former portfolio and into the intergovernmental affairs file Thursday. But the driver of her Toyota hybrid car was also left waiting, giving the media a window into Ambrose’s soul.
What did they see? On the floor in the back seat was a Louis Vuitton handbag (which one CBC television reporter swore was the real thing). Tucked in a pouch on the seat in front of her was a book with the intriguing title clearly visible: Crunchy Cons.
The book was written by Rod Dreher, an editor at the Dallas Morning News, and details the counterculture of lefty conservatives who live according to the values of the right, but shop at Whole Foods and embrace the environment.
According to the author, they fall somewhere in the political spectrum between the Republicans and Democrats.