Mediocrity! Canadian culture is defined by it. Whether it’s our third-rate film industry or our deferential role in world politics, we’re a nation in love with second-place finishers. Who better to embody these distinctive ideals than someone who has risen to prominence by obeying all the rules, by being a round peg in a round hole, by leaving the envelope right where it is, thank you very much!
Uhm, I don’t think the person who voted for David Frum is quite clear on the concept. I’m as disgusted by the Canadian Establishment’s Frum/Fulford/Richler/Trudeau/Mulroney Genetic Resume Selection Machine as the next embittered media striver, but come on.