Since Rick Mercer left the show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes has been rather irrelevant. But every once in a while, the CBC comedy news show manages to capture some of its former glory. This week, Mary Walsh's character, Marg Delahunty, travelled to Ohio and confronted Sarah Palin at a book signing. Walsh doesn't get nearly as close to Palin as Mercer did to George W. Bush in 2000, but the results are just as funny.
The clincher is at the end when Palin tells Walsh that "Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit."
"It was great fun, but also very strange," Walsh told the Canadian Press. "We're in a bookstore, at a public event, in a place one would think was a bastion of free speech. And no one was allowed to ask questions. What are they afraid of?"
Video from This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sarah Palin Tells 22 Minutes's Marg Delahunty that "Canada Needs to Dismantle Its Public Health-Care System"
By Stephen M.