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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

The Most Embarrassing Canadian

In a spoof of CBC's contest on who was Canada's greatest Canadian (surprise, surprise: CBC viewers selected a socialist, Tommy Douglas), this site sponsored a vote on who was the most embarrassing Canadian in 2004.

The winner in a landslide: Jean Chretien (I'm surprised it wasn't unanimous, actually), former Prime Minister.

First runner-up: Carolyn Parish (who embarrassed, sadly, only 40% of Canadians by calling George Bush a "moron" and with other anti-American statements).

Second runner-up: Celine Dion (I guess the voters didn't like her ad for our bankrupt national airline, Scare Canada).

Third runner-up: Governess General, Adrienne Clarkson, about whom I have written before and who appears here in a picture with me.

Fourth runner-up: Ben Mulroney, tv-host, who out-polled his father, Brian, (former Prime Minister) by a 2-to-1 margin.

[disclaimer: I found these results amusing, but I do not agree with politics implicit or explicit in the site].
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