As sort of an opening flourish to announce my return to full-time blogging, I’m happy to note that Canada’s official protest of the alphabet has been escalated to an all-out boycott, which foreign minister John “Chucklehead” Baird describes as a “principled stand.”
The issue in question is the appointment of North Korea for four weeks as chair of the Conference on Disarmament. As I said before, this is an idiotic protest because every country gets its turn in the automatic alphabetical cycle as chairman of this moribund talk shop. But now it’s even more idiotic, because we waited until North Korea’s term as chair was halfway over before we announced that their automatic appointment was so offensive to our delicate sensibilities that we weren’t going to show up until he was gone.
Way to go, Baird. Please retire and crawl into a hole somewhere.Tweet