Saturday, December 02, 2006

Kanada's Kramer

Last night during the Liberal Leadership speeches, Sheena was doing a little live commenting over at ChuckerCanuck's crib when her jaw hit the table in the second half of Bob Rae's unscripted unteleprompted speak from the heart speech.

Sometimes there's a time and a place for a joke. And sometime there's not. Rae's sense of humour resonated somewhat clunkingly with Sheena and El Chaperone. It went something like...

"Stephen Harper took his cabinet out for dinner. The waiter asked him what he would have. Harper said 'steak'. The waiter said 'what about the vegetables'. Harper said 'they'll have steak too".

Now, I don't know about Sheena's loyal readers, but if *I* was Steven Fletcher, I'd be getting my personal care attendant to pull the emergency brake and would be hightailing it to Montreal to kick Rae's pasty-white-CBC-exposed ass.


At 10:06 AM, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

Sheena, I didn't like Bob's joke either, but I don't get the reference to Fletcher. Maybe I need another cup of coffee?

At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fletcher = paraplegic

Some might call him a vegetable.

Its a stretch for linkage and I'm 100% sure that Rae didn't mean it in that fashion. But the joke seems rather poor to start with (maybe I just miss the humour in it).

Then again, were you expecting something about 'hope' and 'unity' and 'non-partisanship' from the Liberal party?

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous scout said...

oh geeze! so here's the two front runners.....iggy the republican plant who waffles back and forth so much you couldn't pour maple syrup on him if you tried, and rae, who , like iggy, supported israel in the lebanon war and tells tasteless jokes.

is either going to be better then harper? rae would , i believe , but we're not talking a whole lot.

spring election is going to be interesting.

At 11:12 AM, Anonymous jacobin said...


that is why i'm voting NDP for the first time.

At 11:12 AM, Anonymous jacobin said...


"iggy the republican plant who waffles back and forth so much you couldn't pour maple syrup on him if you tried"

--I think I feel a photoshop picture by you comming on!

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

No no.... do Rae as Kramer first!!!

At 2:47 PM, Blogger Havril said...

I don't think Bob pulled a Kramer, either. But it would have been wild if if he did. Like, say, launch into a couple of francophones in the front row who weren't paying attention: "Vous savez, il ya 50 ans, on aurait sauté vos cuisses au beurre, tabernac!"

At 4:26 PM, Anonymous jacobin said...

cuisses au beurre or is it fesses au beurre?

either way it kinda sounds kinky sexy :)

At 9:04 AM, Anonymous sooey said...

i think bob rae was talking about rona ambrose and helen guergis, sheena. you know, the two mrs potatoe-heads. is a potatoe a vegetable?

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

It's all pretty sad anyway.

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Fenris Badwulf said...

You are not up to date on the fact that politically correct people are incapable of committing politically incorrect acts. Likewise, the 'all white people are racists' law, and the 'victims of racism cannot break the law' law. It is getting harder and harder for telemarketers to extract funds for worthy causes with this sort of stuff out there.

At 3:32 AM, Anonymous Bill Lee said...

The "vegetables" joke is
an old, old one told about
Margaret Thatcher.

It has actually been performed
on the Spitting Image tv series in
the UK (and summer fill-ins in Canada)
It is quite well-known and
Mr. Rae shouldn't be using such a chestnut

At 7:53 AM, Anonymous Duane R said...

*You* just called Fletcher a vegetable, not Rae. Rae made a joke about Harper being a western cowboy who thinks a good side with steak is more steak.

At 3:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vegetable refers to someone who's brain dead (i.e. Terri Schiavo), not a quadriplegic, which is basically the opposite. Clearly the point of the joke is that Tories are brain-dead.

At 6:40 PM, Blogger vinb said...

Reminds me of a joke Ralph Klein told. Stephen Harper took his cabinet out to dinner. When the waitress came to clear the plates, Peter MacKay had barely touched his meal. The waitress said, "May I take your plate, sir?" "I'm still working on my steak," said Peter, pushing back his chair, "but you can have my bone." It killed.

At 11:39 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Was that during the State Visit to Korea?


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