I rarely take on newsy, political subjects, but with tongue semi-planted in cheek, I would like to take this brief moment to say thank you to Canada.
Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the last few weeks, you know about the trials and tribulations of Toronto’s newest celebrity, Mayor Rob Ford. If you don’t know him, then be sure to watch the beginning of the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from yesterday (nov. 14, warning – laughter will induce pants wetting). Amazing.
So Torontonians (sp?) , on behalf of all us just to the south - Thank you so much for electing Rob Ford as your mayor. See, here in the U.S., we’re overwhelmed with mayors who smoke crack (Marion Berry, DC mayor) and politicians who tweet pictures of their male private parts (Weiner, yes, that is his name)…..(checking google translate now as to how they say ‘male private parts’ in canadian speak….oh good, they just say ‘dick’ ).
We have politicians who solicit bribes openly (Blagojevich) and openly solicit other men in airport bathrooms.
In fact, we’re quite jaded when it comes to scandal, just another day in the life of a democratic superpower.
But, oh boy, are we happy that our buddy Rob is making the news. It calms us…..makes us feel…well, almost normal.
So please accept our sincere gratitude. Quite frankly, you’ve made this a very special upcoming Holiday Season!
And, please, please, please…….is there any chance you could elect him Prime Minister? Hmmm…..well just think about it, okay?
( here is link to Nov. 14 episode of “The Daily Show” too funny, thanks again Canada)