As long as the turd is painted Conservative blue, apparently there's very little difference. Or at least that was the message that seemed to come through from reading this assessment of Vic Toews by one of his constituents from the Red River Valley Echo:
"...Vic is in no way responsible for Bills C9 or C30. As he said, he doesn’t really know what is in them.
"Members of Harper’s cabinet don’t make decisions, they merely carry out orders. Vic was obviously chosen for this chore because his seat is safe however much flak is generated by these ineffective and meaningless bills which will really change nothing.
"In Provencher we don’t discuss sordid subjects like politics, we are more interested in the obituaries; and we already knew all about Vic’s peccadilloes and dismissed them. We vote Conservative because it is a time-honoured tradition. Our fathers and grandfathers voted Tory and we will continue to do so until hell freezes over."
Oh dear. Paint it blue, pop it on a stick, and watch everyone salute.