I decided to venture out to the Mulroney book signing in Calgary on Wednesday. Sure, he wasn't a great Prime Minister, but he was a Prime Minister nevertheless. And not even the way Joe Clark or John Turner were Prime Ministers...Lyin
' Brian was a real
Now, the last book signing I went to in Calgary was the Paul Wells one so I was kind of assuming it would be a similar crowd and atmosphere. D'oh. Even though Brian has never had a blog, there were hundreds of people there so I was forced to stand in line for an hour and a half, waiting to get my chance to meet the man himself. Because of this, I missed the Q & A and the reading, but it was described to me from another Mulroney fan as follows:
Holy crap...Mulroney's bitterness must be seen to be believed!
As for my event, as I inched towards Brian, I was thinking of clever and witty things to say ("thanks for giving us 13 years of Liberal government") but at the end, I sort of stood there dumb faced and said something fairly un-inspiring like "Da...nice to meet you...".
I'll have a full review once I get through all 1152 pages so I'm thinking that will be sometime in 2011. Until then, enjoy the photo highlights of the book signing:
Labels: Prime Ministers who were nowhere near as good as Pierre Trudeau