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The Last (I Promise) Round of Comparisons of Canadian Politics to JEM


 

I won’t make a habit of this, I swear, but the parallels do go on and on. How can you possibly deny the appropriateness of these comparisons?

Jerrica Benton comes off as a wimpy music executive who has no ability to deal with modern media and is therefore constantly in danger of losing Starlight Records. But secretly, she’s actually a truly outrageous rock star.

Stéphane Dion comes off as a wimpy politician who has no ability to deal with modern media and is therefore constantly in danger of losing his leadership position. But secretly, he’s actually a pretty good and tough politician. Unfortunately, whereas Jerrica did not lose Starlight Records, Dion actually did lose his leadership position, the difference being that Dion did not have…

Synergy, a female character, with a background in media (she’s a computer that provides holographic images for concerts). When there is a problem, she uses her powers to create images that alter our perception of reality. Most people are unaware that she exists, and her powers don’t actually exist; she merely creates illusions. Whereas Dion was stuck with…

Governor General Michaëlle Jean is a female character, with a background in media (she was a journalist, though she left before journalism adopted holographic technology). When there is a problem, she uses her powers to freeze time and put Parliament in suspended animation. Most people were unaware that she existed until last week, and her powers don’t actually exist; she merely does what the Prime Minister asks.

Finally, you have to think this is what the Conservatives are singing to Dion today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QwZOCkdx-g


 
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