Published in Politics
An Open Letter to Elizabeth May
Like many Canadians, I was surprised, and a little chagrined, to learn of your somewhat awkward speech at the recent Press Gallery Dinner. No one likes to see their party leader briefly fall off the rails, whether said leader is driving plastered in paradise, choking protestors or simply telling it like it is while overtired and perhaps a bit tipsy. However, at least it could have been worse... Lesser politicians than you have certainly gotten themselves into far worse situations after running on empty for a while and being passed a few drinks (or tokes). Among the many sordid tales, a few standouts include those of everyone's favourite mayor (where to begin... let's go with uttering death threats), and the case of the armed-and-dangerous-driving senator.