February 3, 2007

Surprisingly. Impressed.

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:05 pm by Mike Milinkovich

I’ve always got a good laugh watching Rick Mercer, although I’ve never been terribly comfortable with his anti-Americanism.

But I have to admit, he’s really been impressing me lately. Not as a comic per se, but as a spokesperson for the rank-and-file Canadian military who are serving in Afghanistan and elsewhere. I had already heard about his Christmas visit to the troops in Khandahar and his tank-driving exploits. (On the latter, if you don’t get the jokes about the holes and the best way to mount a tank, it’s probably because you don’t know that Rick is openly gay.)

But this editorial he wrote, really sealed the deal for me.

As Yoda would say: Funny and smart, Rick Mercer is.