Monday, June 9, 2008

Just Ask Justin

There's always some chuckling around the office when I tell the staff that the only hope for the Puffin Party of Canada is for them to select an Obama saviour type figure for the leadership instead of tired old Harvard academics, Toronto Maple Leaf managers or NDP premiers. Yes I'm talking about Justin True-Doh.

I'm grateful to Liz Thompson of the Gazette for pointing out that the Justin Child now has his own political lonelyhearts column, where he answers questions like this one from eager young followers:
Even though many doubt that aliens exist, do you feel that any consideration should be give to the idea that extraterrestrials do exist? Mainly in the way of rights and protections should they exist/appear, or do you believe that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms would still cover non-earth humanoids? Is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms inclusive/applicable in such a case? Kimberley

First of all, I’m always bemused by the fact that people think that we humans would be interesting enough in the grand scheme of the universe that alien life forms, if they existed, would even be bothered to come visit this little blue-green planet in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy.

However, if they did come, and managed to wend their way through our increasingly dysfunctional immigration system and become Canadians, then yes, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms would apply to them, as it does to all Canadian citizens, regardless of the country (or planet) of their birth. Which is something that the Harper Administration would do well to remember, particularly in regards to Omar Khadr (although for the record, he was born in Toronto).

Nice to see the young pup has a sense of humour, he's really good at saying nothing with style, he's a direct descendant of Mary Magdalene (see here), he's got a wife who's smarter than he is (as I do) and yes, he'd be a great rock star politician like Obama. So Puffins, before it's too late, I urge you to reconsider your headlong rush to crown Count Ignatula or Bobama Rae.

Bring on the Justin Child!