The man is on a roll. Gilles has arrived!!!
(From a good satirical site)
June 21, 2004
by Pete Vere
Citing his excellent performance during the Canadian election debates, a consortium of major American news networks have recently secured Gilles Duceppe's participation in the upcoming presidential debates. "After a campaign that has dragged on and on, the American electorate is bored with Bush and Kerry," said one network executive off the record.
"We feel the leader of the Bloc Quebecois provides a new and exciting presence within the campaign," said another network executive under condition of anonymity. "Gilles is passionate, a sharp dresser and his grasp of the facts and figures is second to none. He also can't win. Hence his punishing questions connect well with frustrated voters. The American electorate increasingly feels it cannot win with the two traditional parties." A number of network executives also anticipate Mr. Duceppe's participation will raise the quality of the English spoken during the presidential debates.
Mr. Duceppe, who was reached while campaigning in Shawinigan, told reporters he is looking forward to the American debate. "Neither the George W. Bush nor John Kerry have Quebec's best interests at heart," the leader of the Bloc Quebecois stated. When reporters pointed out that this lack of interest among American presidential hopefuls may be due to the fact Quebec is not part of the United States, Mr. Duceppe responded: "I have consistently maintained that Quebec should not be a part of Canada either. Nevertheless, polls suggest I won the Canadian debates."
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