Tory MP Peter Penashue does his best ‘Groundhog Day’ impersonation during interview

Talk about 'staying on message.'

On Tuesday, CBC reporter Peter Cowan tracked down federal Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue about allegations that his campaign overspent its limit by over $4,000 during the 2011 election campaign.

Graciously, Penashue answered Cowan's questions.

But there was one problem — he gave the same answer for each question.

Here's the video of the funny, irritating, and somewhat disrespectful interview:

NDP MP Charlie Angus was even amused by the video.

"I love this footage of Conservative Peter Penashue," he wrote on his Facebook page.

"He has graduated from the Conservative summer school course in how to deny, repeat, deny, dodge...etc. etc."

[ Related: Penashue campaign head apologizes for spending errors, lax reporting ]

At the very least, it looks like Penashue, the usually very thoughtful and candid politician, has been muzzled.