Politicians: Playing the Fool
I like it when Canadian politicians do not take themselves too seriously and willingly submit to playing the fool. I think those on the left and out of power are more likely to behave publically unseamly, for the sake of humour. Am I wrong? Canadian politicians take themselves less seriously than those in other countries? Also, I think Canadians, don't like their politician being too full of themselves. There are very few personal scandals among Canadian politicians so this is the only way we get to laugh at their human foible.
Here is a cute video of Bob Rae allowing himself to play the fool with the Comic, Rick Mercer.
This is not the first time. CBC Television - The Mercer Report, Tuesdays at 8pm, 8:30 in NL.
It is so Canadian as they learn to shoot the rapids on the Ottawa River.
( For my American readers, Bob Rae is a former Premier of Ontario and a leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario. He ran in the leadership race of the Federal Liberal Party.)