Politicians strut in cowboy hats
Surely I'm not the only one who finds the sight of our political leaders strutting their stuff at the Calgary Stampede in their ludicrous cowboy hats to be a little silly, if not downright pathetic. Is this how they plan to demonstrate their connection with ordinary Canadians, their status as "men of the people?"
Many of us ordinary Canadians find the Stampede to be a nasty event, unworthy of a civilized community, and little better than Spanish bull fighting. Already one horse has been killed in the chuck wagon race.
The kind of political leader I would vote for wouldn't go anywhere near Calgary at this time of year, except perhaps to protest the cruelty. Peter Noakes, Charlottetown