We've just one-upped the U.S. in terms of progressive politics. They may have elected a black man as president, but we currently have a black woman in charge of the future of our nation!
And she is hot!
Sure it won't last long, but since we've lost almost everything else that made our country cooler than the U.S., let's bask in it while it lasts!
Now the big question is will she side with the Cons in their attempt to prorogue the government or will she allow the coalition to take the reins of power?
On the one hand, she has to protect her own future and reputation and she has demonstrated thoughtfulness for most of her career and definitely as Governor-General, so I don't see her doing anything radical. On the other hand, she is a Quebecer (despite the disrespect and even hate with which she is treated here by much of the media and many of the people) and comes from the arts community. I can't imagine she supports much of Harper's neo-con ideology.
The wild card, I think, as usual, is sex. Power is attractive and there has always been some kind of frisson going on between Jean and Harper. Is it possible he has used his Satanic powers to burrow deep into her soul (and her bed chamber) just enough to influence her to side with him?
We'll be watching! Excellent material for a CBC mini-series already.