Sunday, January 30, 2005

Daft Resistance 

Ann Coulter probably heard that tired chestnut about Canadians being Americans with health care and gun control, and concluding that their journalists must also be spineless morons, thus agreed to appear on CBC's "The Fifth Estate", ultimately providing posterity with this deathless exchange, which could sit comfortably alongside Monty Python's Dead Parrot Sketch:

Coulter: "Canada used to be one of our most loyal friends and vice-versa. I mean Canada sent troops to Vietnam - was Vietnam less containable and more of a threat than Saddam Hussein?"

Interviewer: "Canada didn't send troops to Vietnam."

Coulter: "I don't think that's right."

Interviewer: "Canada did not send troops to Vietnam."

Coulter (looking desperate): "Indochina?"

Interviewer: "Uh no. Canada ...second World War of course. Korea. Yes. Vietnam No."

Coulter: "I think you're wrong."

Interviewer: "No, took a pass on Vietnam."

Coulter: "I think you're wrong."

Interviewer: "No, Australia was there, not Canada."

Coulter: "I think Canada sent troops."

Interviewer: "No."

Coulter: "Well. I'll get back to you on that."

Interviewer [tag voiceover]: Coulter never got back to us -- but for the record, like Iraq, Canada sent no troops to Vietnam."
(via Rumor Control)

For more Canadian hijinx with Yankee blowhards, see Heather Mallick's account of her appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor."

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