Yeah, let’s just say that the “noticing” of the new PM has had some uhhh… unintended consequences. Yeah I like that phrase.
You could also describe some of the reactions from some Americans as ‘impertinent’. Yes, I shall use that word too.
Almost all however are knee-slappers, as long as you gloss over the occasional over-reaction of those hotheads calling for the thermonuclear destruction of Ottawa. And really, you should give us points there too because that really is the capital of Canada. The reaction is mostly playful in nature and the calls of “finishing what we started in 1812” are in a distinct, minority. A very tiny minority, if you exclude what I heard on call-in talk radio while coming home tonight. Let’s just say that six second audio delay got quite the workout!
Due to Canada’s strict libel laws, I’ll only note that the comments about his wife, mother, siblings, father and any speculation of his being the illegitimate offspring of a chance encounter with his mother and the cartoon character Bullwinkle in the men’s room at Studio 54 are obviously hyperbole, and not meant to be taken seriously.
So yes, thank you PM Trudeau, you have made us Americas just a bit more aware than we were yesterday, and we now resolve to pay a lot more attention to Canada in the future! In fact, that process got quite the jump start today.
Furthermore, I’m sure those lighthearted jabs you made at Donald Trump, without actually naming him, back in December, when you kind of implied that he was a Nazi will never come back to haunt you. Yes, I am quite certain of that!