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06/12/2014 07:12 EDT | Updated 06/12/2014 07:59 EDT

Ed The Sock Voted For The Ontario Liberals To Help The Conservatives

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Ed The Sock voted for the Ontario Liberals Thursday, but probably not for the reasons you think.

He did it to help the Progressive Conservatives.

In a post on his official Facebook account, the legendary TV puppet, created and voiced by Steven Kerzner, was highly critical of PC Leader Tim Hudak — but not necessarily his Ontario Tories.

"Conservatism is a valid and necessary voice in searching for solutions to our ills, but not when it is run on stale ideas based on inflexible doctrine that values ideological purity over facts," he wrote.

He called Hudak's signature Million Jobs Plan "bullshit" based on faulty math.

"Best for everyone if Hudak goes home and the conservatives choose someone whose ideas didn't get freeze-dried when Lewinsky jokes were still all the rage," he wrote.

But Kathleen Wynne's Grits didn’t escape unscathed.

Ed wrote that the party was getting his vote for lack of better options and that Ontario voters deserve better.

Still, the comedian wrote the "mistakes" of former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty shouldn't necessarily reflect on Wynne.

"Anyone who has ever been in a job where a new boss takes over knows that they are rarely exactly like the previous one," he wrote. "In this case, she's better."

You can read the full endorsement below.

One Liberal commentator said on Twitter it was a better endorsement than the one Hudak received from The Globe and Mail.

A source from the Globe told Canadaland this week that the newspaper's editorial board unanimously agreed to endorse Wynne's Liberals but was overruled at the last minute by the editor-in-chief.

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