I've never heard them referred to as a liberal boondoggle. Yes, there may be other needs to spend money on, but I wouldn't take it away from the Snowbirds. I believe they are important ambassadors for Canada and our military.
If you are to take more money for the military, I'm all for that ... just generate it from streamlining the forces (reduce the number of suits) and reduce the perks for "officers". The government can also get it from the Gun Registry, Kyoto, the costs of official bilingualism, and a list of other wasteful programs.
Whether the Snowbirds are a liberal initiative or not, I'm for keeping them. The Liberals sent our soldiers to Afghanistan. Does that mean we should pull them out?
I am, all for a flight display team based on a new combat capable aircraft. The Tudor jet was a replacement for the CF-86 Sabre based team, the Golden Hawks which was cut by the liberal POS government in 1964, along with other battle capable regiments such as the Black Watch a few years later.
Later the more liberal soft, touchy feely "Snowbirds" were rolled out for a kinder , gentler display.
I have had the privilege of viewing both teams, and the Tudor based Snow birds disply never could hold a candle to the sky ripping display of the Golden Hawks, in either formation flying or mock low level combat ( not done by the : "Snow Turds".)
Hey, I am all for a Canada Flight Display team as long as it is based on a combat capable airframe, and piloted by the best combat fliers Canada has, from squadrons who fight the airframe. The "Snowturds" are a liberal joke and as les Quebecoise are so fond of saying," Je me souviens!" I remember the difference between the Golden Hawks and the Snow Turds, a softer innoucuous smoke streaming display on a non combat air frame......a liberal joke and icon of social engineering that pulled the fangs out of the maw of the Canadian Military. Thats what the Snow Turds represent.
Now Harper needs to put some money towards a new combat aircraft, and let the best of the best fly IT in a display team, rather than continue the lovey lighty poofter Snow Turd image. Trash them, and their Frenchy farting non combat POS aircraft.LOL.
Bitter I am.
I will never forget what Trudeau did the the CAF, and the "Snow Turds" represent all that is wrong with the CAF thanks to the liberal a$$holes who brought them on, along with the "Golden Centennaires."
Take a look at a Canada's last REAL RCAF Flight display team: