Political party up for sale - literally!

Canadian satirist Rick Mercer thinks the leadership of the federal Liberal Party is perhaps worthless, but nevertheless is auctioning a kit on e-bay to 'help' prospective candidates with a 15 minute writer's consultation and the use of his printer. The bidding started at $15, and has already risen to over $15 million.

Since Mercer's kit was put on e-bay, several other people have listed Liberal leadership kits, with the taglines:

"The race is on!! Beat out the Rick Mercer Candidate!"

"CBC Comedian Rick Mercer Guy can't beat you!"


"The ultimate leadership kit! The others are for chumps!"

Watch Rick Mercer's informational video here, and read a CBC news article here.

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