Monday, October 25, 2004


This is the time when we start to hear people say things like, "If so-and-so is elected president, I'm moving to Canada!" Every four years, Canada suddenly becomes very popular with anxiety-ridden voters who make these root-yanking "threats". By now we have learned that after each election there wasn't a long line of people at the border waiting to pour into Canada because a "wrong man" was in the White House.

Why Canada? Why not Britain or Australia or France? The implication here is, presumably, that Canada is basically next door, and that people up there speak English with a familiar accent. What laziness! Once in a while, I'd like to hear people say, "If so-and-so is elected, I'm moving to Cambodia!"

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