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Friday, April 16, 2010

My pick for Governor General

With all this talk about who the next Governor General would be, I thought that I would put forth my own preferred candidate. A name that I will admit is not on most people’s short list, but I am hoping that Prime Minister Harper and the Canadian people will take a strong look at Taffy Apple Pomeroy.

Ms. Pomeroy has several strong qualifications for the position of GG. The most important qualification is that she is extremely photogenic. If you recall this was touted as a great strength of Ms. Jean. I would argue that Ms. Pomeroy has a greater appeal for both men and women in this area. Personally I think that Ms. Pomeroy would look much better in the robes sitting in Parliament than any other GG in our history.

Second of all she has no political affiliations nor does she have any of her own political opinions. This is a real asset for a Governor General. Ms. Pomeroy can honestly say that she does not care who is in political power, and thus she does not hold any hidden biases. This would resolve any worries that the GG is too Liberal or too Conservative.

There is also the symbolism that she would represent. Ms. Pomeroy is a lifelong resident of Hamilton Ontario. She is a full bred Canadian with deep roots in her community. Yet she can still represent the diversity of Canada because of her own mixed ethnic background. As the offspring of a cocker spaniel and poodle, Ms. Pomeroy can embody the Canadian spirit of multiculturalism.

Furthermore as a female, Taffy Pomeroy would represent inclusiveness. Certainly the last two GGs have been female but the last three Prime Ministers have also been male. I believe that appointing Ms. Pomeroy as Governor General would send a strong message that woman belong in government along with men.

Her experience for the job is as useful as the current Governor General’s past experience. She has every bit the same constitutional expertise as the previous two GGs, and she speaks French just as well as she speaks English. She is also as well known as Michaelle Jean was before she became Governor General. In fact I will be so bold as to predict that if Ms. Pomeroy becomes GG she will instantly become the most recognizable public figure in Canada.

In conclusion I would just like to point out that Taffy Pomeroy will bring to the job the credibility and prestige that the position so richly deserves.

Posted by Hugh MacIntyre on April 16, 2010 | Permalink


Bah. Shannon Tweed for G.G.

Posted by: K Stricker | 2010-04-16 1:03:17 PM


She shacked up with Gene Simmons. This doesn't raise any doubts in your mind about her judgment?

Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2010-04-17 2:32:54 AM

Do I detect just the slightest whiff of mockery, Hugh?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2010-04-17 7:10:40 PM


Nah, he seems to have libertarian leanings. On that basis I think she has great judgment.

Posted by: K Stricker | 2010-04-17 8:51:56 PM

As the offspring of a cocker spaniel and poodle, Ms. Pomeroy can embody the Canadian spirit of multiculturalism.
Posted by Hugh MacIntyre on April 16, 2010

The perfect balance between English and French.She would get my vote.

Posted by: peterj | 2010-04-18 11:52:19 PM

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