Monday, May 16, 2016
Well, it's good to know that Americans aren't the only ones tossing around bitterness, venom and spite.
A social media fuss has evidently erupted after Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of the Canadian Prime Minister, told the Quebec City newspaper Le Soleil that she's overwhelmed with requests for charitable and speaking engagements, and needs more staff.
And, predictably, Conservative politicians on Parliament Hill have joined the carping. Of course, they were silent back when one of their former Prime Ministers, Brian Mulroney, gave his wife an official office and a staff of three.
How many assistants has Sophie got? One.
We cats are disgusted and appalled — disgusted at the hypocrisy of the Tories and the trolls, and appalled that a mom of three kids under 10 who is swamped with mail because she and her husband are the world's newest political celebrities can't get a little help.
We cats would volunteer if we could. But the bottom line is this: Canada should give whatever official support its best unpaid ambassador says she needs. We're sorry if nobody wanted Laureen Harper at their events. Everybody wants Sophie. We cats HISS.