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Oh, yeah. Now I'm really impressed.

Harper Snubs Annual Press Gallery Dinner.

And it seems he's leading an anti-mockery revolt of the Cabinet Ministers, too.



An extra helping of today's Fuck You. You don't think Canadians think it's funny? That's because you're not funny. You're the PM who laughs at the wrong jokes when the RCAF and Rick Mercer talk to you. Of course we think it's funny. It hasn't been going on for a century because it's dull. It's been going on for a century because otherwise, as in this case, nobody would even suspect that that enormous sapling you have jammed up your posterior ever came out.

You're a public political figure, and in this country, that involves near-constant, low-grade self-deprecation. We do it that way so that we don't get so worked up into a frothing rage by your general incompetence that asassination attempts become a problem. It's a central tenet of what little can be called uniquely Canadian culture - our sense of humour towards our leaders. And if you can't at least be silly, we might start thinking you're something else, and nobody wants that, certainly not you. You can't take a joke? Well, you certainly can't run a country, or even give a speech, so where does that leave you? It's bad enough you're an intolerant, inelegant jackass, without you being a whiner, too.

Gods, I never thought I'd miss Chretien this much.

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hufflepuffia
Oct. 2nd, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
*facepalm*

maybe Harper should let his cabinet actually speak to the press if he doesn't want the press to be mad at him. Also, the definition of "free" press is allowing them to ask the freaking questions not deciding ahead of time what questions will be asked and by whom.

GAH. Repeat after me Stevie: "we are a democracy, not a totalitarian regime"
chandri
Oct. 2nd, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
I KNOW. I just want to send him a letter that says only: "Way to suck all the remaining fun out of following Canadian politics, asshole."

Next step: "Sanctioned protest zones," AKA chain-link-fenced areas ten blocks away from the President PM at all times.

Isn't there something about the PM oath of office about letting the media mock you and therefore maintaining the national balance of good humour? Honestly.

murphys_gems
Oct. 4th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
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thanks for looking at a local artists work.
have a nice day!
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