The Sound of Silence
Apparently Michaelle Jean will finally speak but it just blows my mind how long it's taken for her to defend herself, considering:
1. She has been in media for most of her lifetime. Surely she can handle herself in front of the cameras, right?
2. Remember when Paul Martin said he'd change the way business was done in Ottawa? Remember how heads of Crown Corporations and Supreme Court nominees would be put under intense scrutiny? Yet when he appoints a head of state with ties to the only Canadian terrorist organization in modern Canadian history, it's considered "Stalinist" to ask her to explain herself.
In the United States, any trivial appointment is run through a rigorous screening procedure where any perceived problem in their past invalidates the nominee for the position. I'm not saying I want a system like that but I don't think it's asking too much for our Head of State and Commander in Chief to answer a few questions on whether she actually believes in the country she's leading.