The world needs to stop mindlessly fawning over Justin Trudeau

For a second,  it almost seemed as though Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might be capable of getting a sentence or two of bad press in the United States.

Earlier this month, news of the scandal currently consuming Trudeau’s prime ministership — his decision to preemptively settle a civil suit with Canadian-born ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr for $8 million — had begun to slowly trickle into U.S. headlines.

Luckily, Rolling Stone was able to rush to his rescue this week, with a fawning cover story by Stephen Rodrick musing wistfully about “a nation led by a man who wore a ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ T-shirt on national television, rides a unicycle and welcomed 40,000 Syrian refugees with open arms.”