What if Mulroney came to town, would we care?

Apparently not, at least not if the Mulroney is Brian and not Ben. Walking past the Chapters on Robson street while on my way to the They Might Be Giants show (more on that in future post), I spotted this sign in the window. Glancing at my watch I noticed that it was in fact the exact time the former Prime Minister of Canada was supposed to be speaking about his autobiography in that very store.

Let me tell you, the release of Harry Potter books gets more of a crowd than Mulroney because the store was dead. In fact if it’s possible he was actually repelling people because I’ve never actually seen the store that slow.

Is it just that Mulroney is the least sexy of the Prime Ministers? I’d like to think Jean Chr├ętien would have gotten a turn out. Maybe not Paul Martin, but like Kim Campbell we can’t really count him because he was just the chump left in charge until someone better came along. Al Gore comes to town and the former American Vice President and current coy Presidential non-Candidate is treated like a king. Meanwhile Mulroney draws less of a crowd than Sarah Vowell.

Maybe they should have made it clear that he was not going to sing.

Two of our least inspiring leaders in one video for your enjoyment.

6 Comments so far

  1. Chris (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 9:35 am

    Speaking of Al Gore, he is coming this weekend, and some concerned citizens have decided to throw a big party for him. http://www.gatewaysucks.org/hello-al-goodbye-gateway-rally-sept-29


  2. Kirsten (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 9:51 am

    Well, when I saw Mulroney’s face on the poster I had to fight the same urge to throw a punch that I did when he was PM. I thought it best not to attend.


  3. (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 10:34 am

    Mulroney and his crowd were on the THIRD floor and it was a good turnout.


  4. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    I’ve been to Chapters and have seen a Professor from UBC fill the third floor for a lecture on economics or a topic equally as dry. I’d hope that a former PM would have more star power than that.


  5. Lydia (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

    Kelly, are you excited that that rally mentioned in the first comment is right outside your place?


  6. Robot (unregistered) on September 27th, 2007 @ 3:46 am

    He invented the gst



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