Naming rights for campaign jets

Naming each parties’ campaign plane is a long-standing political tradition — well, at least since they began campaigning by air instead of rail.

Last year, journalists aboard the Conservative plane nicknamed it “SweaterVest Jet”, in reference to the garment leader Stephen Harper wore in an early TV commercial.

This year, it’s “ScaremongAir.”

The leading handle for the Liberal plane seems to be “CzarForce One” — playing on leader Michael Ignatieff’s ancestral connections to the Russian royalty. Running second is “The Eyebrow Arrow” (say it like “The Avro Arrow”).

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