Back when I worked at Ziff-Davis in Boston, a multimedia developer named David Drucker provided my first introduction to the Macintosh (an introduction I resisted, though his predictions that I would someday become a Mac-head ultimately proved true).
When Bush won re-election in 2004, Drucker and his wife did something many liberals talked about doing, but that few actually followed through on – they up and moved to Canada. Today, the LA Times has published a brief piece by Drucker on whether their commitment to Canada has changed now that Democrats are back: Dems in control? We’re still staying in Canada, wherein he marvels at the fact that Canada’s “conservative” prime minister Steven Harper recently referred to a new “holistic” approach to environmental policy. Imagine anyone from the Bush administration using the term “holistic” with anything but sarcasm.
We’ve come to the conclusion that the United States has drifted so far to the right that any self-respecting Canadian Conservative would be considered a raving liberal in Washington.
4 Replies to “Staying in Canada”
I wonder how “conservative” Mr. Harper actually is.
I wonder if ‘a new “holistic” approach’ translates as “All your hole are belong to us”.
I wonder if Mr. Drucker has dialed 911 lately.
re: 911. Ha! Give me RCMP over
NYPD any day!
Except I don’t assume that two different ways of creating “a piece of paper the government issues itself before burglarizing your home” (a search warrant in the U.S., or “federal policy” in Canada) are our only two choices.
In any case, be careful what you wish for — you might get it.