Rick Mercer was Jon Stewart before Jon Stewart was Jon Stewart.
The Conservative Party of Canada, who will form a minority government after this week's mystifying election, contain some of the most socially inept, globally ignorant WASPs Canada has to offer. Here's Mercer's take on who Stephen Harper might pick for cabinet include these culturally sensitive, open-minded members of the intelligentsia.
"Nelson Mandela is a terrorist.”
-- The terrifying young Conservative Rob Anders, who won with nearly 60% of the vote in Calgary West.
“Immigrants are choking welfare systems, contributing to high unemployment, and many cannot read.”
-- What a surprise! Another ageing white Conservative! Art Hanger garnered 64% in Calgary Northeast.
I don't have a quote for her, but the sheer Stepford plasticity of Cheryl Gallant, re-elected in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, scares the bejesus out of me.
“I think every Christian's under an obligation to change laws to reflect biblical values."
-- Right-wing nut Darrel Reid, who thankfully lost in Richmond, BC to respected Liberal incumbent Raymond Chan. It was closer than it should have been.