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Canadians Unite! Vote Margaret Atwood's Turnip for Prime Minister of Canada

 
 
Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 07:07 pm
Canadian writer Margaret Atwood is running a campaign to get a turnip elected to the position of Prime Minister of Canada!

Quote:
We look for values, not labels. I’d vote for a turnip if it was accountable, transparent, a parliamentary democrat, and listened to people.

http://marg09.wordpress.com/

http://i51.tinypic.com/2jbvei8.jpg

The turnip's Facebook campaign site:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=136031413110368

Have you heard this radical campaign? Will you support her efforts to bring in a photosynthesis based perspective to the Canadian government?

Let's discuss!
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 07:44 pm
@tsarstepan,
Im sure that there are some constitutional restrictions that would not favor a campaign by a vegetable. Like, isnt there a minimal age for running?
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 08:12 pm
That looks more like a red cabbage, but a turnip would give Stevo a run for his money, at least in the personality dept.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 08:31 pm
And no way is that red cabbage transparent .
Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 08:34 pm
@roger,
True, very true..
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 4 Oct, 2010 11:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
You do realize that this is satire. Don't you?

You really have to appreciate Canadian humour and Margaret Atwood.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 03:00 am
@Intrepid,
Madam Atwood is one of my favorite authors despite her Canadian lineage and her lack of relationship to me (we share the same last name). Surprised I do understand it's satire. Timely satire at it's very best. Cool
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 03:02 am
@Ceili,
And if he/she happens to get voted in, you don't ever need to impeach him/her if he/she gets into political trouble. All you need to do is turn him/her into a stir fry or fresh cole slaw!

Yum! Surprised
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 03:08 am
It's obvious silliness, as Miss Atwood and all Canadians know. No one votes for Prime Minister. Whoever becomes Prime Minister has to have won their party leadership, and then has to win a seat in the House of Commons from a contested riding (it is doubtful that any Tory is going to want to give up a safe riding). Neither the Liberals nor the New Democrats have a hope in Hell right now of getting enough seats to form a government, and in any event, the turnip would have to overcome the anti-intellectualism in the conservative alliance. No one is going to vote for a turnip for the Tory leadership, let alone in a Tory riding, knowing as they would that the turnip would be intellectually superior to Harper and any Tory candidate in a safe riding, never mind a contested riding.

This is why Miss Atwood has launched this satirical campaign--she, like all Canadians, knows that turnips are just too intellectual to be popular in Tory circles.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 03:09 am
Isn't that a rutebega?
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 05:37 am
@Setanta,
Being an AMerican I did not realize that she was kidding. I always take political threads at their face value and try , at least initially, to do some research and surround myself with facts , in this case the facts being that can a non human or specifically, in this case, a vegetable of the cole persuasion seek high office and run an effective campaign to be elected PM ?.

I do not think that this sort of nomination is without precedent in Canada. There have been previous attempts at people placing into nomination several varieties of livestock and wildlife. However, I do think that, in the recent past, someone had entered a pumpkin into a race for high office in One of the Prairie Provinces. Prior to the election a sad event occured,The pumpkin succumbed . It had ,vegetally speaking, "peaked" too early in the campaign and suffered from a terrible case of oxidation and loss of tone. This left voters with the question of whether the said pumpkin could complete (his or her) term without serious facial suregery.

Course there was the moose in New Brunswick who was forwarded in a Provincial campaign as a write-in candidate. The moose just disappeared around September of that year. There was sufficient evidence to support charges surrounding the moose' disappearance . Coupled with a suspicious "barbecue" that was held in Blissfield N B about 3 weeks before the election, the moose name was quietly withdrawn from nomination the Monday after the barbecue.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 05:49 am
Canadians Unite!

you realize that according to the results of a referendum you just made 49% of Quebecois angry

hope your happy
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 06:05 am
@djjd62,
YES! {Waiting for the next high five}
http://images.pictureshunt.com/pics/f/funny_high_five-2493.jpg
To enfer with those separtists!!
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 09:07 am
Quote:
Vote Margaret Atwood's Turnip for Prime Minister of Canada


http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/thumb/9/9b/Baldrick_series_3.jpg/150px-Baldrick_series_3.jpg
Photo of campaign manager.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2010 11:07 am
@joefromchicago,
How I miss him now that hes passed. He made grime the new black
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2010 12:41 pm
OOOOOH! I just got my tweet personally replied to by Margaret Atwood herself!

Quote:
MargaretAtwood Margaret E. Atwood
@tsarstepan: How's Mr. Turnip doing in the public polls these days? M: The Turnip has no gender (issues). It is still thinking. Vegetating..


I'm never washing my keyboard and laptop screen again! Very Happy
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2010 12:50 pm
@tsarstepan,
Sad

when i tweeted the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition (Liberal), suggesting they could eat **** and die, i didn't even get a visit from the RCMP
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2010 12:51 pm
@djjd62,
The Liberals have a leader ? ! ? ! ?

Shocked
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2010 12:52 pm
@Setanta,
okay figure head, or head figure, you decide
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2010 12:55 pm
@djjd62,
NOBODY expects the Royal Canadian Mounted Police!
http://www.hotelsbycity.net/blog/can_ontario_ottawa/files/2007/06/rcmp-musical-ride.jpg
Their chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Their two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Their *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the Queen.
 

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