with the Federal NDP Leader of the Opposition Thomas Mulcair over Petty Harbour in Newfoundland and this looks like quite the zip line, 270 feet up and 1400 feet long. I wonder if Boehner, Cantor, McConnell or Romney would do this? I think Romney might but I'd pay serious money to see McConnell try it.
One thing I really missed about Canada was watching Rick Mercer on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. He could get any politician in the country to talk and make it both funny and informative. His rants were instant classics.
1. I really appreciate when our polticians do these things
Whether it's stunts like this (and the classic Bob Rae skinny-dipping clip) or going along with obvious satirists like "Marg Delahunty", it humanizes them and shows they have a sense of fun. And Mercer is a master at convincing them to do this.
I guess American politicians are too afraid of damaging their "gravitas" as "lawmakers". Too bad.