Friday, January 27, 2006

Paul Hellyer... For Prime Minister??

Paul Hellyer is back in the news. Apparently, there is a "movement" afoot to draft Hellyer as the next Liberal leader in Canada (somewhere, Frank McKenna is saying, "Paul who?").

You can read all about it here.

Maybe Hellyer should run - it would put a nice bookend on his "eclectic" career.

Of course, it's a joke (and a pretty amusing one, at that), but don't be surprised to see Alfred Webre and the exopolitics crowd trumpeting this somewhere as if it's a real possibility.

On the other hand, they may just be nutty enough, and gather enough signatures, to get Hellyer on the ballot. And from their warped perspective, why not? Skip the dull Senate hearings (hahahaha - Senate hearings - hahahaha) - go straight to the masses (or at least the Liberal ones).

Oh dear God!

If you thought the media was making fun of ufology before, wait until you see what happens if the exopols ran Hellyer for leader of the Liberal Party!

Now, before you say it could never happen, remember this: anti-free trade left-winger David Orchard made a pretty big splash in the old Progressive Conservative Party a couple of years ago, and came close to pulling off a hostile coup! Surely, the exopols could at least get Hellyer on the ballot? Perhaps Steven Bassett could run his campaign!!

I'm torn. Truly torn. As a proponent of the serious scientific study of the UFO phenomenon, this would be about the worst thing that could happen. Then again, as a Conservative, seeing Hellyer make a laughing-stock of the Liberal leadership race would pretty much guarantee that Stephen Harper will be Prime Minister for a decade - at least.

Hmm...

Paul Kimball

2 comments:

The Manager said...

I think Mr. Hellyer, who is now approximately 113, would be an excellent candidate for the leadership of the federal Liberal Party. Sorry, I just thought I'd try to type that sentence to see if I could do it without giggling.

If he runs and loses, though, we'll look forward to his next political movement.

How about the Canada Exopol Party? Perhaps a few aliens from other dimensions, well versed in political processes throughout the universe, could join the Hellyer-led fray and run as candidates.

Paul Kimball said...

TM:

Indeed.

You know, maybe it's time for the exopols people to put their money where their mouths are. Run Hellyer (again, it shouldn't be too hard to at least get him on the ballot). Make your pitch on a national stage. The media would pay attention, I guarantee you.

And then see what happens.

Kaboom!

It would probably finish the Liberals and exopolitics for all time.

Kaboom! Kaboom!

Paul