Le dauphin

Evidently our next Prime Minister hasn’t quite mastered the art of graceful public speaking. As The Citizen would have it, he “used some decidedly un-prime ministerial language when speaking publicly at the Fight for the Cure charity boxing match in Ottawa on Saturday night.” But this paragraph amused me:

“All the — your name, your fortune, your intelligence, your beauty — none of that fucking matters.”


It sound as if Trudeau is referring to himself and not some abstract pugilist when he said “your” name, fortune, intelligence and beauty — three or possibly four qualities that Trudeau inherited at birth.

Name and fortune, obviously. Beauty is subjective, but I’ll grant that by the standards of politicians he’s not a hideous specimen. But there is no way I reach a count of four if he is indeed being self-referential.