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Your next governor general

Analysts predict the move will anger the Prime Minister’s hipster base


 

The Prime Minister leaks his pick via Twitter.

Analysts predict the move will anger the Prime Minister’s hipster base.


 

Your next governor general

  1. Do horizontal stripes make you look fat, or is it vertical? Ahh, never mind – this is Canada. Do both.

    "Roll" camera.

  2. HAHAHAHAHA

  3. On a different subject, PM Harper is off to Washington DC for the Nuclear Summit tomorrow.

    Strangely, the US President doesn't appear to be meeting with Harper, at least not according to this schedule (http://fpc.state.gov/139963.htm). Maybe, they will meet in the washroom or something.

    Anyone know what Harper will be doing there or who he will be meeting with?

    • He'll probably meet with the 49 other heads of state.

      And it's probably a safe bet that the president will meet with the PM. Do you really believe the two won't meet simply because there's no bilateral meeting scheduled? It's also the case for Italy, France, Belgium, Australia, and several dozen other countries. I would expect Obama to meet with all of them, despite no bilateral meetings scheduled.

      But I agree: Obama not holding a bilateral meeting with Harper (along with 42 other heads of state) will certainly ring alarm bells for some, most acutely in the Canadian media. I expect headlines to scream about irrelevant, blown-out-of-proportion details that will overshadow the actual substance of the conference. Especially bathroom- and picture-related incidents. Those are most important.

    • Anyone know what Harper will be doing there or who he will be meeting with?

      Is there a new Tim Hortons opening in DC?

      • If there is, Harper will take credit for it, just like he took credit for Tim Horton's staying in Canada.

  4. These two together makes sense. Critics laugh, yet they are consistently successful.

    "Nickelback are a gnarled, vulgar band reveling in their ignorance of the very notion of taste, lacking either the smarts or savvy to wallow in bad taste so they just get ugly, knocking out knuckle-dragging riffs that seem rarefied in comparison to their thick, boneheaded words."
    – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

    • So True! Blues – I call it the Sarah Palin effect .. for some reason certain people drive left wing loonies completely crazy – it's a true mark of outstanding leadership ability and I find it to be a particualrly endearing quality!

      • Eghads! My comment has ensnared a wingnut.

  5. This photo is easily explained. PMO probably thinks Nickelback is an anti-GST lobby group.

  6. Sure, take our PM and put him beside the best representative of white trash middle of the road Canada.
    YUCK.

    • My mind is made up. Obviously the critics calling Wherry a partisan hack were right all along!

    • Sure, take one of most successful muscians and put him beside the best representative of white trash middle of the road Canada. YUCK.

      • Harper's NAC performance was alright but I would hardly call him one of our most successful musicians.

      • I don't know about his Marxism, but that shirt should go back in the closet.

        • Closet? Do you inferring something about gays? Is SH GAY???

          • Red shirts aren't gay. Sweater vests are gay.

          • Ah, the sweater was out of the closet, not him.

        • I think he wore that shirt at the last Calgary Stampede

  7. "Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat"…
    "agaaaaain?"

    • Well we'll see if it's replicate elsewhere, and we'll see what the Guergis effect is too. Don't break out the champers just yet.

  8. Pardon my inelegant html.

    *sigh*

  9. Re: Tiggy's breaking news of a 10 point Conservative lead in the latest Ipsos-Reid poll.

    A few comments. The Liberals have been chasing barking up the wrong tree on things like Afghan detainees etc. The economy is getting stronger. Iggy's been in the news a lot lately.

    That's why the poll numbers showing the Conservatives with a comfortable 10 point lead. And of those factors, the last one is the really the Conservative's ace in the hole.

    • Is that you Darrell Bricker?

    • "Chasing barking."

      *snort*

      Cut back on the meth, weirdo.

  10. Re: Tiggy's breaking news of a 10 point Conservative lead

    That's it! The shirt is Teflon!

  11. The only thing that could make this more perfect would be a box of Timbits.

  12. Red shirt? Secretly a Liberal? or siding with the Thais overthrowing the government?

      • I can see Harper n that crowd hawking the baloney sandwiches.

    • Actually, Eddie Bauer had a sale in their "Terrible Men's Shirts" department… this picture can now hurt my ears AND my eyes.

  13. Funny, here I was going to say the same thing about the Chad Kroeger.

  14. Suck up!

  15. I suspect the shirt was originally a tablecloth.

  16. It's good to be old. I didn't even know who that was when I saw the picture. The fershuggin music, that I know. but that guy with the funny shaped head, him I didn't know. Err, the musician, that is. I know the Prime Minister.

  17. i propose ashley macisaac

  18. Stompin Tom Connor never looked so good.

  19. ROmeo Dallaire for gov. general not a boy band.
    Wawaweewa Harper is a joke

  20. Looked at from another angle, having Chad Kroeger as Governor General could provide Canadians with an invaluable public service.

    What a small price to pay to guarantee no new albums from Nickelback until 2015.

  21. Aaron please pull a Taber and breathlessly tell us about the PM's weight loss. Whoops, looks like you weren't fast enough.

    He got heavy again. Working on a hockey book will do that.

  22. HELLO?

    HE'S A DRUNK DRIVER.

  23. LOL. We'd be the only country on earth whose defacto Head of State has penned poetry as beautiful as…

    I like your pants around your feet
    And I like the dirt that's on your knees
    And I like the way you still say please
    When you're lookin up at me

    uch, I just looked up at the picture again after typing those lyrics. Shivers

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