Thursday, December 11, 2008

Be afraid

It appears that Michael Ignatieff, king of the Decents and savant idiot extraordinaire (as they say over there, in the bits where they speak French), is being given a decent shot at becoming Prime Minister of Canada.

AW(i'WoD') readers who are members of the Canadian armed forces and who do not have the taste for being shipped off at the drop of a hat to a third world country in order to hang around being shot at for no easily explicable reason, are advised to bear this in mind when considering the pros and cons of re-enlistment.

Update: Context

6 Comments:

Blogger ejh said...

I'll be first with the gag about draft resisters having to flee to the US...

12/11/2008 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Phil said...

Wondrous snark from Rees - I laughed out loud more than once. I particularly liked Rees's entry in the Summarise Decency In A Sentence competition:

You dumb-asses who were right about everything for the wrong reasons, instead of wrong about everything for the right reasons. You lose.

(OK, two sentences.)

12/11/2008 08:57:00 AM  
OpenID splinteredsunrise said...

That's quite an epic bit of snark, isn't it?

What I liked about MI's political career is that the Liberal hierarchy imposed him on one of their safest seats in the whole of Canada, which he promptly turned into a marginal. Seems that Toronto suburb was full of Ukrainians who weren't keen on being represented by a Tsarist aristocrat.

12/11/2008 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Simon said...

"What I liked about MI's political career is that the Liberal hierarchy imposed him on one of their safest seats in the whole of Canada, which he promptly turned into a marginal."

The majority did fall, but in the last election it was around 6,000, so not quite marginal.

12/11/2008 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous dd said...

Rees is the author of the "Get Your War On" comic, and his entire archive of Huffington Post articles is enjoyable reading.

12/12/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous hellblazer said...

Since "idiot" can't be the adjective in French, English or Franglais, shouldn't it be "cretin savant extraordinaire" or something similar?

12/12/2008 04:37:00 AM  

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