“If you really want to piss off the
people of Quebec you’ve got to
say these things in French,”
Premier Williams joined the comedy crew at 22 Minutes last evening.
The premier is a familiar face on the CBC comedy show that is caulker blocked with Newfoundland talent. The last time we saw Mark Critch and Williams together, the premier was recovering from his heart surgery and he was attempting to teach Critch how to part his hair to the side.
This time Critch talks to the premier about his ongoing battle for equity over power production and distribution from the Churchill River. Critch suggests that Williams needs to deliver his comments in french in order for them to have any real impact in Quebec.
Unlike Jane Taber, I found the skit funny. The Premiers ability to use deprecating/ depreciating humor is one of the things that has earned him so much respect and support in Newfoundland and in Labrador. I particularly got a chuckle when the Premier complains that the crayons on his side of the class are smaller and older than the ones found in the other side of the class. Classic political satire. I'll tell you what I think is cringe-worthy, the PQ's belief that NHL hockey players should have to be francophones.
Seriously, in what universe is this episode not pee-your-pants hilarious?
Williams, still feeling like he is 35, has turned down an offer to join the show on a full time basis. Frankly, he is enjoying the job of Premier too much and intends to lead his party into the October 2011 election. He is donating his pay from the show to his charity.