Tuesday, February 02, 2010

It's good to be in charge

Newfoundland, Canada Premier Danny Williams has announced that he's going to be undergoing heart surgery this week.

In the U.S.

Agonizingly long waits and substandard care are perfectly O.K. for the average Canadian peasant, it seems, but the ruling elite up there just won't tolerate those conditions for themselves.

"Mr. Williams' decision to leave Canada for the surgery has raised eyebrows over his apparent shunning of Canada's health-care system."

This turn of events really shouldn't come as a shock to Canadians.  Leaders from all over the world regularly flock to America for the best treatment available, despite their constant bashing of our lack of the type of socialized medicine scheme that ironically fails them in their home countries.

"'It was never an option offered to him to have this procedure done in this province,' said Ms. Dunderdale, refusing to answer whether the procedure could be done elsewhere in Canada."

A no-win situation.  If the procedure is available, he will get severe criticism for not having the operation there.  If it isn't, he will be quizzed mercilessly as to why not, since their system is so obviously superior (at least in their minds) to America's.  No wonder spokeswoman Dunderdale is having to dance in that manner.

Mr. Williams is of course a devotee of leftist politics, which therefore makes him a hypocrite of the first order:
"A popular Progressive Conservative premier, Mr. Williams has also seen his share of controversy. During the 2008 federal election, Mr. Williams vehemently opposed the Conservative government, launching his "Anything But Conservative" -- which has been credited with keeping the Tories from winning any seats in the province."

His new slogan would appear to be "Anything But Socialized Medicine For Me".

We wish him a successful operation and a speedy recovery.

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