Don Cherry Says He Would Make a Great Prime Minister
CBC hockey commentator Don Cherry chimed in about Canada's current political crisis, saying that if he became Prime Minister "heads would roll".
According to Cherry, he is constantly asked to throw his hat into the political ring.
So since I couldn't get a prime minister on record, I thought I would go to one of Canada's unofficial PMs -- who some were saying yesterday they would prefer in office.
"Don Cherry would make a good prime minister and I told him that," said Cathy Reginato.
Cherry teased he's ready to take office but it will not be a coalition.
"Funny thing, every third person comes up and says the same thing. I don't know why. If I got in some heads would roll," he said.
As for the political crisis? "I don't understand what's going on here but it doesn't sound right," said Grapes, who was wearing his Canada flag cufflinks Ron MacLean gave him. "I talked to a few American friends who are living up here and they said 'What is this, a banana republic?' Is it a coup taking over?"
Not just hockey fans have wanted Cherry to run for office. In 2004, Peter MacKay, then deputy leader of the Conservative party, tried to arrange a meeting with Cherry to ask him to run for the Tories.
If Cherry were to ever be elected, he would hardly be the first former NHLer in Parliament. Former Montreal Canadiens goalie Ken Dryden is currently a Liberal MP and ran for the leadership of the party in 2006. In the past, Lionel Conacher and Howie Meeker, have used their celebrity to get elected to Parliament. In 1994, Jean Chrétien asked Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau to become governor general. Four years later, Chrétien appointed fellow Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich to the Canadian Senate, where he still sits.
For the record, Cherry thinks that Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion should be Prime Minister.