William Shatner wants to become Prime Minister of Canada? Why did I not hear about this? Can you imagine Captain Kirk at the helm of the U.S.S. Canadaprise? Going off on foreign junkets to alien lands, screwing half of them, punching out the other half (his choice, of course – he’s the Captain!), boldly going where no blah, blah, blah?
Note that his ego has its’ own weather system
Or T.J. Hooker rolling across the front of the official limo, and firing off a few shots at criminals?
Or… Well, that’s pretty much it, unless you want to ruin tonight’s sleep by imagining “O Canada” as performed by Le Shat. A hockey game would be into overtime before the final “we… standonguard… for… thee!” was uttered into the icy air.
Say it ain’t so!
I’m pretty sure that being convinced of your own historic awesomeness is a prerequisite for the job of PM (witness the incumbent), but maybe a little more actual legislative experience and a little less All-Bran would be desired (insert poop joke here). Of course, if, as I do, you consider our country to be perilously close to descending into self-parody, then Shatner is the perfect choice.