"As Prime Minister I can lead Canada into even greater exploits."
Well, it's not like he could do much worse than the current guy.
Sadly, he's ruling himself out as Governor General, which is a real pity. Shatner as GG would, in fact, be the very definition of awesome. I think world leaders would come to visit Canada more often with Shatner there as GG.
Alas, he's 77 years old now, which is a touch old to be getting elected as prime minister of Canada. But here's the thing, if he had said this even 10 years ago, I honestly wonder what might have happened. The Conservative parties in Canada were in complete disarray. If Shatner returned home and said "I want to lead you", well, they might have just jumped at the chance.
Ahhh, or maybe not. I'm just having fun with the mental image of Shatner in the House of Commons during question period. Either by...responding to...questions...in....a stilted manner, or by yelling at people in an overly dramatic fashion. You know, it would make a great TV show, when you think about it.
Please come back and lead us, Shatner. If nothing else, you'll make for a more amusing distraction as the world is falling apart than what we have in Ottawa right now.
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