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Prime Minister TJ Hooker? Yes, Please!


 

I know William Shatner was probably just joking when he told a fan that he wants to be Prime Minister of Canada (though it’s part of W.S.’s genius that you never really know if he’s joking or not), but he should watch out, because he’s going to create some grassroots demand here.

The 77-year-old star said: “My intention is to be Prime Minister of Canada, not Governor General, which is mainly a ceremonial position.”

Shatner revealed his lofty ambition in response to a letter from a fan who urged him to put himself forward for the Governor General of Canada.

Remember when the students of McGill University voted to change the name of the Student Union to the “William Shatner Building,” creating a weird situation where everybody referred to it as “The Shatner” even though the University refused to call it that officially? That proved that when Shatner tosses his captain’s hat into the ring, he gets votes. I know he doesn’t really want to be Prime Minister, but now that he’s broached the subject, it’s too late for him to take it back, because it’s on.

And can any of our major party leaders do this?


 
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Prime Minister TJ Hooker? Yes, Please!

  1. Given his hard line on law and order (T.J. Hooker) and his military experience (Capt. James T. Kirk) I’m going to assume he’ll be running for the Conservatives.

  2. Isn’t this sort of like when Christopher Walken was supposedly running for President?

    It’ll probably fizzle out the same way…

    • uh, jamie, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqmpoAXymco

      Shatner has already said thanks but no thanks, he’s too busy…

      Sure, he can say that (and thanks for the clip, which I should have been aware of), but Christopher Walken said the same thing, and look at him now — he’s the secret King of America.

  3. He’s not..actually… 77, right?

  4. If he denied he’s running then it must be true!

    He’s probably gauging the reaction now.

    Environics? Ekos? Nik? What say ye?

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