The Houston Chronicle is, I believe, considered a fairly progressive paper down in Texas. The story in this morning's edition on the woes of Stephen Harper's Tory government is fairly standard stuff, but contains this gem of analysis:
Harper, a dour and wonky evangelical Christian, still remains popular in parts of western Canada. Many conservative ranchers and oilmen praise his virtual abandonment of the Kyoto Protocol to cut greenhouse gases, his pledge to reconsider Washington's continental missile shield, and his intent to revisit the Liberal law that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last year.
Dour and wonky. I like that. And some good insight as to who makes up the hardcore core of Tory support.
We's Agin it!