Yes, to all of that.
Rumors of Sarah Palin as Canadian Ambassador Met With Hilarious Outrage
'If the Captain of Chaos wants to disrupt everything—including resetting relations with little ol' Canada—Palin would be the one to break the china'
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Sarah Palin "represents the descent of politics," wrote the Ottawa Citizen's Andrew Cohen. "We see today a direct line from Palin to Trump. Politically, Trump is Palin's child." (Photo: AP)
Rumors that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could be the next ambassador to Canada have been met with a resounding "No Siree," as Canadians this week have erupted in a chorus of (hilarious) outrage.
The backlash erupted after White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday refused to rule out the appointment when questioned directly.
"We have no additional ambassador nominations or announcements to make on that front," Spicer told reporters. "I'm sure at some point we will have, soon." Canadian Prime Minister Justice Trudeau is expected to meet with U.S. Donald Trump on Monday.
Several Canadian lawmakers swiftly responded with their own thoughts on the reports.
"Well that would show how little Steve Bannon and his pal @realDonaldTrump think of Canada," Member of Parliament (MP) Charlie Angus wrote on social media. Fellow New Democrat Nathan Cullen said Palin's appointment would be "tantamount to having to deal with two Donald Trumps," according to CBC News.
"She has never been very comfortable with the truth," Cullen told reporters on Thursday. "Couldn't recognize it most mornings if it jumped up and knocked her on the head."
In a searing op-ed, Ottawa Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen argued that the appointment would not be out of the realm of possibility for Trump and warned that if appointed, the former vice presidential candidate and reality TV star "would bring her traveling carnival to Canada."
"If the Captain of Chaos wants to disrupt everything—including resetting relations with little ol' Canada—Palin would be the one to break the china," Cohen wrote. Palin, he continued, "represents the descent of politics. We see today a direct line from Palin to Trump. Politically, Trump is Palin's child."
Should she be appointed, Cohen concluded, she would remind Canada, "lest we forget, of our new life through the looking glass."
As the rumors percolated, other neighbors to the north took to Twitter to voice their opposition and to revel in the morose comedy of it all.
Canada needs the US more than the US needs Canada. Trudeau should not provoke Trump.Shouldn't this be in my Canadian Politics thread?
I hope my boy Justin takes a few rounds out of Drumpf...
he could whoop his ass!
That Forbes article was from Nov. 9 :wink2:Damn, you're always so on the mark, I mean seriously, how do you come up with these completely insightful revelations?... that are completely wrong. Canada actually takes all the PhD's and MBA's etc. that the USA boots out of their country as soon as they graduate... just because they are foreign students and their visas run out. Plus, with Drumpf in power, we are getting all the best and brightest from around the world... America is getting stuck with all the retards, which of course will help the Republicans in future elections. Here, do some reading...
Job Searches and applications from around the world (including America) are way up in Canada since Drumpf took office and, according to my buddies at StatsCan, are up even more since his ridiculous attempt at a travel ban.
We need O'Leary like we need a hole in our head... we don't want our country filling up with racist retards, America might get jealous.
Ummm, yes, right after he won, like I said. Are you confused about when he won the election? Maybe you thought it was last June? :scratch:That Forbes article was from Nov. 9 :wink2:
Just freaked out liberals reflexively looking to Canada to allay their fears.
Yeah, except our's goes, Poor Canada, so close to the Elephant that we have to follow it around picking up all the shit it leaves...Does Canada have a phrase similiar to “¡Pobre México! ¡Tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos!”?
This is so perfectly stated. Financial conservatism - no problem, I respect that, could definitely see myself voting for them. Social conservatism, even a watered down version compared to Republicans in the USA, is a no-starter.I wish the Conservative Party of Canada hadn't combined their most and least tolerable factions to form something that I simply cannot imagine myself ever voting for. I really do wish I had more options than the Liberals and the NDP. The extreme edge of the Conservative Party is never going to pull away from a socially conservative agenda, even if the face of the party does - and when asked to chose between my values and pocketbook, I go with my values. Again - deeply unfortunate. I understand why they did it, but wish the Reform and Progressive Conservatives had never combined - the country was richer when we had more options.