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There’s a bad man who wants to be United States president


Come, children, gather around and listen to a story. It is a true story. It is a story about a bad man who wants to be president of the United States.

His name is Donald Trump. He is very rich and he is running for the Republican Party nomination for president in the election next fall. According to the opinion polls, he is presently the leading candidate for that nomination, meaning he actually could become president.

Nannygate, so called, is not a scandal for Trudeau


Come on, everyone, let’s give it a break. Nannygate, so called, is not a scandal. It is not even a faux-scandal. It is nothing. It is just a label that careless journalists slap on a piece of innocuous public information – that the household staff at the Prime Minister’s residence includes two individuals who care for the three young children of Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau – one caregiver for days and one for evenings and nights.

Trudeau's honeymoon is about to end

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON

My Dear Prime Minister:

I hate to be the one to break the bad news, but someone has to do it.

Sir, the honeymoon is about to end.

No, no, I am not referring to your wife Sophie, the beautiful lady with the crazy hats – long may that honeymoon last. I am referring to your honeymoon with the Canadian public.

It’s been grand hasn’t it? You’ve done a high-speed pirouette on the world stage – Antalya in Turkey, Manila, London, Malta, Paris. You’ve met the President and the Queen. You’ve talked global economics and climate change with world leaders. You’ve been mobbed by women who think you are the sexiest thing since your late father. And while you’ve been away, your popularity has gone up, up and up in the polls.