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Sunday, March 18, 2007

How Many Living Former Leaders Does It Take To Make A TV Show?

My roommates and I just watched the first few minutes of a TV special called "The Next Great Prime Minister". A panel of young people with political aspirations are debating in front of a panel of judges. The host is Canadian political comedian and commentator Rick Mercer, and the panel is made up of four - count 'em four - of the six living former Prime Ministers.

The American equivalent of this would be Jon Stewart hosting a youth debate with Bill Clinton, Bush Sr., Jimmy Carter and... well, there aren't four ex-presidents still alive, but you get the idea. The point is, it wouldn't happen.

Which all just served to remind me how much I love the relationship between Canadian Politics and Comedy. I think Stewart and Colbert are inching the U.S. towards the same place, but arrival is still a long way off.

Quick Links:
Official Site of The Next Great Prime Minister
Official Site of Rick Mercer


  1. It's so weird to think that there aren't 4 ex-presidents still living. Our presidents are old!


  2. This is great info to know.