Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Montreal writer for 'Colbert Report' sometimes wistful for Canadian

MONTREAL - Barry Julien, who skewers U.S. political figures every day writing for TV's red-hot "The Colbert Report," says he gets a little wistful sometimes for the antics of the Canadian government.

"Back home, the prime minister is like, 'Hey, before I forget, you wanna have an election next week?' and then it's done. Everybody goes back to their lives," says the Montreal-born Julien.

"This has been going on for two years!" he said incredulously of the U.S. campaign, which ended with voting day Tuesday. "Two years! Can you imagine?"

He's not complaining, though. The more people want something, the crazier they'll act to get it, he points out, adding: "More fodder for us."

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