Air farce

Saw this in the Toronto 24 Hours newspaper: Apparently there’s an unofficial bit of a Canadian election tradition for reporters to nickname the campaign jets used to shuttle the political parties around. Liberal Party candidate and current Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Boeing has been christened the “Minoritair”, winning out among other popular monikers, such as “Millionair”.

There is some word that reporters have assigned NDP Party leader Jack Layton’s plane the “Hi Jack”, but everyone is afraid to say the word out loud.