Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Ken Dryden as Canada's next Prime Minister?

USA Today thinks so. Or at least they must, considering the ink they devoted to the subject in today's issue.

It's somewhat oddly timed, considering Dryden entered politics 15 months ago and since then there hasn't been a ton of talk of him assuming a leadership position. That said, the piece reads well — at least on this side of the border.
Roy MacGregor knows Dryden well. The general columnist for The (Toronto) Globe and Mail is co-author of two of Dryden's four books and a friend for more than 30 years. Does Dryden aspire to the highest office? "He won't like my saying this," MacGregor says, "but I think he does."

Dryden doesn't say either way.

"It's something I genuinely don't think about," he says. "That's for some other time. That's not where I am. That's not what I'm doing. And time will tell.

"I don't know whether I'm good enough to do it. I don't know whether it suits me. I don't know whether others think it might suit me. I don't know that — but I don't have to know that now. ... I always figure if you do what you're doing well enough, you'll get a chance to do the next thing."
I'm always curious to get an idea of what Americans think of this country, and it's not a bad way to do it by looking to their media (which I do a lot of).

A goalie as prime minister? I'm sure those down south don't have a hard time imagining that.


At 10:31 a.m., September 21, 2005, Blogger Nicole said...

It would really help perpetuate the stereotype that we are all a bunch of hockey players. Maybe Tim Hortons will be a sponsor.


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