Mulroney, Brian

Canadian Prime Minister 1984-92. He carries the distinction of having a smaller percentage of voters support his government than the segment of the population who believed that Elvis is still alive. He also has a lifelong fetish about singing Irish folk songs while sitting on the knees of American corporate captains. Any other country in the world would have impeached, assassinated or splattered him with noxious-smelling substances after his first two years in office. Canadians reelected him. Whether or not Mulroney had Swiss bank accounts, as the RCMP bumblingly tried to allege, doesn’t matter. When he was allowed to spend eight years shoveling our national assets across negotiating tables to anyone willing to grab them, does.

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