Thursday, May 12, 2005
New Campgain Flower
Here's something I had to post. Yesterday's CNEWS photo of the day was of "Alice the Amorphophallus," which is supposed to be the largest and stinkiest flower in the world. It's particularily appropriate for the current Liberal Party Pre-election campgain.
In the pic, Jennifer Drozd, conservatory manager at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, looks at "Mr. Stinky," the world's largest and stinkiest flower at the garden center in Coral Gables, Fla. Fondly nicknamed "Alice the Amorphophallus", the plant will make history with her third bloom since being planted in 1993. Garden officials hope the plant will flower some time between May 12-17 and be open during the party celebrating its stink. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)
There might not be enough room on Paul Martin's lapel, but will probably fit in his pockets.
At tonight's nomination meeting my choice for CPC candidate, Jim Rollison, had the following story to tell:
" A dying Ottawa priest was on his deathbed, and he made a final request. He asked as his final wish, to have the last two Canadian Liberal Prime Ministers, Paul Martin and Jean Chretien, come to his bedside.
Informed of this request, both Martin and Chretien hastened to the cleric's hospital room.
"Father, we are both honored that you asked for us." said the politicians. "How can we be of service?"
And the priest whispered, "Hold my hands." They did.
"I have tried to be like Christ in all parts of my life," said the dying priest, "and I need you both to stay right where you are, until I pass... for Jesus died between two thieves."