Cowboy Jack

Jack Layton charms the crowd at the Calgary Stampede.

“Not bad,” said Jack Layton, savouring a prairie oyster. “I think I’ll have another one.”

He did, so I ate one too, the first I’ve ever managed to choke down. It was kind of embarrassing– a queasy Herald columnist being introduced to the Stampede delicacy by a federal NDP leader originally from Montreal.

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