Well, congratulations to new California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger! That's one of three predictions of gloom-and-doom for prominent Republicans that certain leftist posters in the RottenTomatoes.com "Off Topic Discussion" forum got wrong, wrong, wrong! But, Governor Schwarzenegger, "what are you planning to export?"
I'd probably have voted for the guy, but Schwarzenegger is a little too liberal for my tastes, both economically and socially, though he did campaign like an economic conservative, which I guess is how he won.
Anyhow, it got me to thinking, what if, somehow, something very similar were to happen here in Canada to, say, upcoming Canadian prime minister Paul Martin? Say that perpetual loser New Democratic Party candidate for Martin's LaSalle-�mard riding (and the
In my opinion, the obvious choice for a "Total Recall" candidate would be... Canadian character actor Michael Ironside! He played "Ham Tyler" in V, "Lt. Cmdr. Rick 'Jester' Heatherly" in Top Gun, "Captain Oliver Hudson" in the (extremely short-lived) third season of SeaQuest DSV (replacing Roy Scheider's "Captain Nathan Bridger", whom I think married shipmate "Laura Huxley" in the excuse the creators gave as to why he was written off), "Lt. Jean Rasczak" in Starship Troopers, and "Bob Durelle" in the CBC mini-series The Last Chapter.
But what would make him a good candidate for prime minister? Because he was "Richter", the bad guy in Total Recall; finally, we can have a prime minister whom can act like a sleazeball (but Ironside is really a nice guy, from what I understand) and can kick ass when ass is needed to be kicked. Let's shed Canada's pussy "nice guy" image once and for all and have corrupt Unitied Nations delegates from dictatorships and Islamofascist countries tremble in fear should the PM ever speak at the Grand Assembly!