A robust Stephen Harper

Over the years we have seen pictures of Russian President Putin following vigorous outdoor pursuits.

Over the years we have seen pictures of Russian President Putin following vigorous outdoor pursuits; showing off his bare-chested physique while riding horses, swimming, building campfires, etc. These shirtless photos have seemingly gone over well with Russian voters; with Canada’s federal election only a year way, it may be the time for our prime minister to take a page from Putin’s photo album.

If we ever see Stephen Harper without his customary Ottawa suit, he’s either in some ill-fitting cowboy attire at the Calgary Stampede or dressed in his Canadian Olympic sweatshirt visiting the North. Never a hint of a well-toned muscular body, but some evidence of possible over-indulgence in waist-expanding donuts.

However, the ideal situation may have arisen with the long-awaited discovery of Captain Franklin’s ice-bound ship, in which Harper has shown a lot of interest.

Now he could dress in a wet suit and take the plunge into the waters off King William Island where the vessel is said to be located. Think of all the great pictures for the 2015 election campaign, for the electorate to see who is really Mr. Macho Man, and that young Liberal guy with the flowing tresses and boxing gloves would be beaten to the punch, so to speak.

Bernie Smith

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