Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a "strong leader."
Just ask NDP Leader Jack Layton. Nearly every day on the election campaign, Layton makes that proclamation.
But before conspiracy theorists pounce on this as evidence of the Tories and Dippers being cahoots, there's a catch.
Harper is "the wrong kind of strong." (Maybe that means he's strong like a stinky roquefort or perhaps like overproof Jamaican rum.)
Either way, Layton's daily assertion of Harper's fortitude provokes bafflement from the ink-stained geniuses hanging on his every utterance.