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January 24, 2006

The strangest story of the Canadian election

In a Canadian election pivotal enough to get top billing on CNN's web site, no doubt there are many implausible results to pore over. But for my money, the most bizarre turn of events has to be the elevation of André Arthur from out-of-work radio host to Member of Parliament.

Mr. Arthur, a self-described libertarian, nevertheless somehow managed to get elected to federal office. In Canada. Specifically, in the Quebec riding of Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier. That a "politician" who spent $1.88 (like, $1.30 US) on posters and gives his speeches in French should be the first federally elected libertarian in North America (with apologies to Ron Paul) simply doesn't pass the reality test... but there it sits, to my persistent amazement. Shouldn't Neil Boortz be ashamed?

Posted by The Greatness at January 24, 2006 01:07 PM