Thursday, June 08, 2006

Morning smile: South Korea hearts GST daddy Mulroney

Everyone knows Germans love David Hasselhoff, but you may not know South Koreans love Brian Mulroney. Or at least their President does.

The Globe this morning reports that whenever he's in a pickle, South Korean President Roh Moh-hyun just asks himself WWBD: What Would Brian Do?

I particularly love this quote from a South Korean newspaper editorial:

"Mr. Roh seems to think of Mr. Mulroney whenever he meets a crisis," Lee Chul-ho wrote. "Why does the President choose wicked people as role models?"

I don't know about wicked, but it is odd Roh chose a Canadian, let alone one of our most hated former leaders, as his Canadian Idol. And he's trying to introduce a South Korean GST too. I wonder, does he also have a super-annoying son masquerading as an entertainment reporter?

South Korean President Roh takes inspiration from Mulroney
Asian leader adopts former Canadian PM as 'role model' for implementation of GST


From Thursday's Globe and Mail

SEOUL — In times of political hardship, which occur often these days for South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, the embattled politician takes inspiration from the boy from Baie-Comeau.

The President consoled officials in his ruling Uri party last week after crushing defeats in local elections by citing the example of Brian Mulroney.

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