2009-01-21

A national stamp of approval

Let's face it. All this Obamamania is making us Canadians envious.

But our politicians just don't have that kinda sizzle. Elevating them to hero status? Puh-leeze. A recent poll showed many people had trouble naming our first and arguably most visionary prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.

Even our national icons get no respect. Writer and activist June Callwood once lamented, "The beaver, which has come to represent Canada as the eagle does the United States and the lion Britain, is a flat-tailed, slow-witted, toothy rodent known to bite off its own testicles or to stand under its own falling trees."

So let's pause for a moment, stop chewing our nether regions, and honour the true Canadian heroes of peace, order and good government by unveiling the first in a series of ESI postage stamps.

Moisten your tongue and get ready to lick The Deputy Ministers.

6 comments:

Hannah said...

Hi,
Yeah robotic Stephen Harper is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Hopefully he'll be replaced by someone much more progressive, so we can have our own "Obama". :)

Woodsy said...

So that's why he was drunk and angry.

The Independent Observer said...

I'm sure Prime Minister Gretzky will liven things up in a couple of years, Hannah.

As for the drunk, angry, toothy one, can you blame him, Woodsy?

coyote said...

Yeah. All sorts of culinary mishaps are associated with beavers...

4th Dwarf said...

IO,

"Get ready to lick"? Surely these would be peel'n'stick stamps.

The Independent Observer said...

Nah, as you will recall Dwarfie, we passed a motion at Emergency Meeting 17 in favour of licking over peeling.