Man Without Qualities

Friday, February 06, 2004

From The Frozen North

It seems that only 15 per cent of Canadians recently polled would vote for George Bush. Even setting aside the obvious questions of what the circumstances of such a vote could be, does this surprise anyone?

Isn't it fairly obvious that almost any Canadian who would vote for George Bush for any office whatsoever has probably already moved to the United States, and therefore is not included in this poll? After all, Canada has a standard of living recently running at about 1/3 less than that of the United States.

I have to go talk to my neighbor now. He's a medical doctor, as is his brother. The two brothers were both born and raised in Newfoundland, but they live here in Los Angeles. Until recently they simultaneously directed the emergency room residency programs at both Cedar Sinai Hospital and Los Angeles County Hospital (two of the most important hospitals in Southern California). They now run another hospital emergency room - where they make a lot more money. And, O yes, my neighbor also somehow found time to write and publish a book on trauma treatment, The book seems to be doing quite well.

Of course, one thing my neighbor wasn't able to do was respond to that Canadian poll.

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