We have all experienced that moment when something sounded amazing in our head, but as soon as it came out of our mouth we wished we could scoop up the words before they reached anyone's ears. For one Canadian politician, her moment was captured on film for all the world to witness. Conservative Parliament Member Marilyn Gladu stood before her colleagues in the House of Commons and delivered the following poem to protest a bill to legalize marijuana.
I want to protest an ill-thought out bill
That is passing through Parliament here on the hill
The bill that is bad is called C-45
It has so many flaws it just shouldn't survive
The Grits would allow four pot plants in each dwelling
Regardless of how bad each place will be smelling
With mould, ventilation as issues unplanned
This bill will not keep pot from our children's hands
There are more new infractions within this new rule
That are our courts will be flooded, as will every school
With drug-impaired driving and challenges there,
The doubling of traffic deaths, and Liberals don't care
The provinces and police in every town
Have all asked the Liberals to slow this bill down
With nearly 200 more days left till the day
Nobody but our party stands in the way
We hope that the Senate will do its true deed
And keep our great country safe from all the weed
Yes, that really happened.
If it wasn't painful enough to just read the poem, you can catch the live show below:
Of course Twitter responded. How could they not?
Some folks suggested Gladu may have dipped into her own stash of wacky tobacky:
And if she didn't partake, perhaps she should?
This Twitter user pointed out something all politicians should recognize.
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