Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Overheard at the Local Tim Horton's

Elderly Filippino woman: "That Stephen Harper, he doesn't like people from the Philippines.  He likes people from China. He wants to stop our old age benefits. I heard it on the news. I hope Justin Trudeau runs for prime minster. He's like his father."

Elderly non-visible minority woman sitting across from her: "Justin Trudeau would know how to woo people. I'd vote for him."

Elderly F.w.: "I'd vote for him. He's very good looking."

Elderly n-v.m.w.: "Very."

And that, my friends, is why we're doomed--because elderly people (but not only the elderly) mishear things on "the news," and will vote for the good looking person whom they think is least likely to tamper with their entitlements.

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