Friday, February 20, 2009

Coyne Embarrassed by Obama Worship

A hilarious post by Andrew Coyne on his Maclean's blog about Obamania.
But people, really: camping out at 4:30 in the morning on Parliament Hill for five seconds of waving from behind plexiglas two hundred yards away (and five seconds longer, at that, than scheduled)? Hours and hours of television coverage given over to a few brief clips of the President a) landing, b) walking with the Governor General, c) sitting with the Governor General, d) flashing by in his motorcade, and e) walking, sitting and standing with the Prime Minister?

Have we all taken leave of our senses? The CBC interviewed some lunatic woman who gravely informed us that, with the election of Barack Obama, she now knew that “everything was going to be okay.” A sign in the crowd read “First God, then Obama,” which was positively restrained compared to some of the comments one overheard. And I don’t just mean from the reporters.

There were some funny reader comments from my earlier post: Obama Visting Canada Today?

Hat tip: Strack Attack

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this was way over the top. It was a lot like a Benny Hill or SNL skit, except that it was the real thing, not a joke.