Hey there, awesome readers!
I admit it. I’ve become a little in awe of Justin Trudeau since he became the new Prime Minister of Canada.
He appears to be a family man. He appears to be down to earth and approachable. He even appears to respect his mother. Combined, these are the markings of a nice human being – no matter what his occupation. Or maybe I mean IN SPITE of his occupation. (#Politics)
Justin Trudeau (aka nice human being) is in the limelight as part of the Canadian landscape of current events. If his occupation were that of janitor of a school, I’d have the same opinion. Except that I probably wouldn’t know about him because the rest of the world wouldn’t be interested in interviewing him. (#Fact)
So while I’m getting to know our country’s new leader through a plastering of videos all over the internet that portray his daily life, I’m getting a little confused. There’s “approachable” and then there’s, “WAIT. WHAT???” (#LevitationOfEyebrow)
Some of the questions the media is asking our new Prime Minister seem to be a reflection of just how serious we’re taking Justin Trudeau in his role of leader. (#Ridiculous)
For example, Peter Mansbridge envisioning that Mr. Prime Minister should be singing Kumbaya while on the bus, on his way to work. (Apparently all working stiffs have a sing-along while riding the bus.)
Or the now famous response and T-shirt slogan (“Because it’s 2015”) to a question about gender balance that caused the internet to go ballistic – similar to the world’s fascination with cat videos. (#Seriously)
Admittedly, I’m not a political person. But I must ask you, dear readers: Are we taking the new leader of Canada seriously?