Ben Mulroney Quits etalk to Run Against Trudeau in Fall Election
TORONTO — Saying he looks forward to an “epic election battle” against another son of a former PM, Ben Mulroney announced today that he will run for the Harper Conservatives in the coming federal election.
“Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against Justy at all…I had him on my show. Nasty tie he had on! And a cowboy buckle with an Armani suit? Come on Justy!” said Mulroney from the set of CTV’s etalk where he announced his resignation from the talk show and outlined his political plans.
“But he’s smoked a lot of reefer. I have never smoked a spliffer and tell Canadians right now that I never will.”
Mulroney (39) is the son of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (1984 – 1993) of the then Progressive Conversative Party. Trudeau (43) is the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and is the son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (1968 – 1979, 1980 – 1984).
“I’m going to zero in on Justy. Stephen…Prime Minister Harper told me to go get him and that’s what I’m going to do,” said Mulroney.
“It’ll be a nasty war between the youngs sons I tell you. My father says we should film it all.”
Mulroney (37) has been co-host of etalk since 2002 and says he is proud of the work he did there and learned a great deal from interviewing thousands of famous people such as Lady Gaga, Mel Gibson, Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Peewee Herman, and the entire 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leaf team the last time the team made the playoffs.
“Those people and others taught me a lot and now it’s time to put all that life knowledge to good use for Canadians.”
An unnamed senior Liberal Party member wished Mr. Mulroney well but commented that it is a “pretty lame attempt by Mr. Harper to do what…get a talk-show audience?”
Catherine Clark (37), daughter of former Prime Minister Joe Clark (9 months – 1979 – 1980), told CBC she has no intention of running in the 2015 election.
“Mr. Harper did call about me running and offered to build a gym set in our back yard for the kids but I didn’t have to think about it at all. At all. I mean really?”
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