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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

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.)

1 Comments:

At 6:45 a.m., Blogger Mary said...

Philip,

I saw the video on a news program and it looked like they had a lot of fun. And what is life for? Sometimes we all take life too seriously. We need to take time for fun in order to keep our sanity. The world is too hectic today.

Thanks for sharing. Great video.

Have a Super Saturday.

Mary

 

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