Steelcitygrit [in exile]

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Speaker of the House

Has anyone else noticed, over the last couple of years, how hilarious Peter Milliken is? On the one hand, I think the behaviour is so out of hand that perhaps something more could be done. I'm not really sure whether he could be more effective at that or not. I'll let someone else judge that. What I will judge is that in his own way, and you have to appreciate the bizarreness of this middle-aged man in the most staid of public roles making sarcastic cracks all the time (not that he's unprofessional, among the chanting and screaming), he is very amusing. Yet I'm convinced no one but me notices.

My particular favourites are when he refers to something along the lines of "please, the minister surely can't wait to hear what the member opposite has to say" or Wednesday's "it seems the holiday spirit has taken hold of some of the honourable members."

This is what you could call an exam weariness kind of post. There are actually quite a few matters in this party that have me pretty serious, but I also have very little time. Anyway,if strange cartoons of presidents weirdly morphed onto various things can cut it on Liblogs, than this is tops.

Turning forward the tide of Millikens, one post at a time.



Blogger kris said...

you're not alone in noticing. he's perfect for the role. ;)

1:32 AM  
Blogger Sinestra said...

Nope, not alone. The Speaker is the 'star' of Comedy Hour - errr I mean Question Period. I loved yesterday's crack about the popularity of Joe Volpe.

6:05 AM  
Blogger UWHabs said...

Milliken's an awesome speaker. And I think with the mess in the house, his cracks are the perfect way to quiet people up. It'll be sad watching someone with less wit in the chair.

7:53 AM  
Blogger canuckistanian said...

he is a great speaker. his wit is perfect because it is so disarming. i was glad he got the nod again.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Zac said...

if strange cartoons of presidents weirdly morphed onto various things can cut it on Liblogs, than this is tops.


3:21 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Glad he's well liked.

Zac-thanks, ha ha.

3:44 PM  
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