Don Cherry for Prime Minister
When Paul Martin finally called an election
on Sunday afternoon he did what had been expected for months.
The campaigning by each party started long before Sunday as
they primed for what could be the closest election in years.
While the Liberal party was able to woo well-known celebrity
candidates like Ken Dryden into the political arena, the Conservative
Party was unfortunately not as successful, and Canada will
be a worse place because of it.
The Conservative Party raised some eyebrows when it tried
to lure Don Cherry into politics. Cherry foolishly turned down
the offer, failing to realize the potential of what he could
have done for this country.
Cherry noted his age as a reason for not wanting to get involved.
The 70-year-old felt he would not have enough time to accomplish
everything he would want to do.
But imagine what Don Cherry could do for this country as Prime
He would start by restoring pride in the country. Canadians
would become just as patriotic and flag-waving as our friends
to the south.
You can say what you want about Americans, but they have pride
in their country and Canada needs a little more of that. As
well, our police, firefighters and armed forces would finally
get the recognition they deserve and our military would finally
For those of you who might be worried that Cherry would fly
off the handle and be uncontrollable, fear not. The House of
Commons can be a pretty raucous place to begin with but, and
Ron MacLean would be Deputy Prime Minister. MacLean would keep
Cherry in line and under control. Also, Cherry would be a on
a seven second delay all the time.
Even if he did break free of MacLean at times, at least he
wouldn’t do something as bad as, let’s say, stealing
an expensive ring and having to quit.
Cherry’s cabinet ministers could include the likes of
Bobby Orr, Doug Gilmour and his dog Blue. He would also find
positions for any other celebrities from Kingston like The
Cherry would also make some serious changes to the country.
English-speaking Canadians would no longer have to rely on
last names or accents to identify people from Quebec. French
people would be easily recognizable by their visors.
If Cherry ran, the choice would be easy. He should reconsider
the offer in the future — Canada needs him. If Arnold
Schwarzenegger can be governor of “Ka-Lee-Fo-Neeah” then
there’s no reason why Grapes can’t be Prime Minister