Saturday, January 28, 2012
Gerry calls it sillyland. The Queen of Sillyland Sometimes I get the feeling certain Canadian political journalists don’t actually live in Canada. Instead, it seems they live in a faraway place I call Sillyland. I imagine it as a nice little country that has only one ironclad law: Anyone who lives there must write columns on Canadian politics that make absolutely no sense. And in my mind, the Queen of Sillyland must be Ottawa Citizen columnist Susan Riley. I say that because she recently came out with a column that was silly in the extreme. First off, her column pointed out that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a war-mongering, environment-destroying, big corporation-loving, right-wing zealot. Of course, there is nothing new about this.