Is there a greater country than ours? If you think there is then let me tell you a story about how I telephoned Jean Chretien.
Years ago, we had an incident on Heritage day. On that day, Shiela Copps was delivering a speech to school kids about the many virtues of Canada.
The event was protested by the usual left-wing dolts who protest for a living it seems…do they not have jobs?
Anyway, while passing by a gaggle of protesters, one got in Chretiens’ face. The merely mortal JC proceeded to throttle the offender by grabbing his face then shaking it from side to side. He broke the guy’s bridge-work.
The media had a field day with this event and had outlandish sympathy for a sh!! disturber who did his best to ruin an outing for school children.
Chretien was portrayed as a thug and an embarrassment to all by our media. I didn’t’ like it, so, I decided to give him a call and declare my understanding and my support.
I got his office number from information and soon got though to his secretary who was French but spoke passable English.
It went something like this “hello I am Jim from Hespeler Ontario and I’d like to speak to monsieur Chretien about his attack on the protester last week.”
“I am sorry but ee is beezy in a meeting at dis moment, what was zee nature of your call.”
“I just want to you to tell him that I am glad that he threw aside the demonstrator that confronted him.”
“Repeat monsieur Jim please, I want to write zis down to be sure” she stated a little stunned and even a little rattled.
I repeated the same very slowly and asked her if she understood….she did.
She then thanked me enthusiastically and promised that my message would be taken by her personally to the Chief.
I thought wow…what a great frickin country I live in. I got through to the big guys office.
Anyway, the PM did not make a big apology but promised to pay for the a-holes bridge-work. You see polls had been taken and it seemed that ordinary citizens were on the PM’s side not the media’s. The issue dissolved.
So last week the Toronto’s mayor supposedly ‘flipped the bird’ to an irate women who saw him on his cell while driving…she apparently was screaming at him.
And guess what…that night on CTV news, there was more time given to the ‘fickle finger of Ford than there was to famine in the Horn of Africa.
Now I don’t know about you but when people go ape-sh!! over any of my minor sins, I am capable of the same behaviour.
So I think I’ll give Rob a call and tell him that I understand where he was coming from and suggest that he come clean with something like “yeah, she got in my face and I over-reacted, I snapped a little and I’m sorry.” And make that the absolute end of it.
Anyway, I’m glad that JC ripped an imbecile trying to spoil Heritage day and I’m glad that Rob Ford is ever so human not some kind of moralistic sinless robot that the press would prefer…and I’m glad I live in a country where I can contact leaders and either give ‘em a pat on the back or a boot in the arse. It probably only happens in Canada and I love it.
P.S. If I ever see Scot or Jimmm (how many m’s in it anyway) again, I’m gonna give em the ‘bird’ for the torrent of Liberal commercials in the Citizen. They deserve my wrath.