The Prime Minister was at Tim Horton's today while the rest of the world was watching Barack Obama at the United Nations.
I am off work on Wednesdays now, spending some quality time with smart people at Carleton University. I'm working on a long-term project about where Canadian politics meets consumerism. And look what happened while I was away... the Prime Minister goes and proves my point.
So while I guess while others may feel a bit squeamish about our PM ordering double-doubles and dipped donuts while the world, literally, moved on without him, I, for one, am grateful. The leader of our country has chosen to re-announce a three-month-old decision by a donut company instead of taking part in a conversation at the United Nations. In so doing, he's given me a whole bunch of fodder for research about how politicians see us now as shoppers/eaters now instead of educated citizens. Thanks, PM.