Green Party leader Elizabeth May rummaged through her purse and pulled out a dog biscuit.
She began to laugh as she explained that it was a gift from someone who lives in the Central Noval riding where she is running against Defence Minister Peter MacKay.
“This is Peter MacKay’s business card,” she said he told her.
The man had been referring to the canine companion seen with MacKay during an interview he gave after his breakup with Belinda Stronach -- and then of course to the did-he-or-didn’t-he “dog” slur in the House of Commons.
“I keep pulling it out thinking it’s the wooden handle of my hairbrush,” May said while hanging out in the Green Party campaign office in Guelph, Ont. about an hour before she gave her opening campaign speech.
Then her teenaged daughter, Victoria Cate May Burton, offered to take care of the problem in the way any good child of a Green Party leader would.
“Would you like me to compost that for you Mom?” she asked.
- Joanna Smith