Guy Nantel : a joker in politics

You know, the homophobic, the grossophobes, the xenophobes. But do you know the humorophobes ? They consider that a comedian is not a job enough noble to be present in any policy.

When Guy Nantel announced yesterday that it was the leadership of the PQ, there were some treaty of” Entertainer public “, of “Clown” or on t seen as a sign that the “comico-populism” was going to invade Quebec.

It is weird, anyway. The comedians are everywhere, everywhere, everywhere. But they should stay away from politics. This is a joke ?

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In Quebec, this is not the first time that an artist threw himself into politics : think of the actor Pierre Curzi (which we well laugh in the famous scene in which handjob with the Decline of Denys Arcand) or the actor Maka Kotto (who played in the comedy How to make love to a negro without getting tired).

Yves Duteil has been mayor for 25 years of Précy-sur-Marne, France.

If the guy strumming his guitar, singing “while listening to sing the people of this country” has been able to start at the municipal level, why the guy who does the political humor, which makes vox pop policy and who has written a brilliant political essay (I remember… nothing) would not start… in politics ?

Yves Duteil has already said : “When you’re a known artist and that you experience the public, the contact is brief and it is rare that you remember people. As the mayor, the contact with the locals requires you to look at them, listen to them, respect them. Have been mayor has changed my life. ”

And if the policy changed the life of Guy Nantel, wouldn’t it be funny, is it ?

Clint Eastwood was mayor of Carmel in California. Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California. Ronald Reagan, president of the United States.

It should not be forgotten that one of the politicians most beloved of the left is called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and that when it is launched in politics she was a… bartender. Today is the youngest candidate elected to the u.s. Congress.

If a girl who used glasses can become a representative of New York, why a guy who uses jokes could not become the first president of the Republic of Quebec ?


Yesterday, Guy Nantel said : “Never in the history of humanity, a people that has been colonized, a move that he became sovereign wished to return with her colonizer. ”

However, this is exactly the premise of the series from Radio-Canada, The Blue House, which was released yesterday on

While Quebec has been independent since 1995, a survey indicates that a majority of Quebecers wish to return to the bosom of canada.

In episode 4, when we talk about exchange of territories north of the 53rd parallel, the vice-president of the Quebec, a large colon no class, says : “Our voters not know what is a parallel. They think that it is a way of park. ”

At the beginning, I thought this is a replica of contempt for the voters of quebec. But when you think about it, this is the kind of response that would have been obtained in a vox pop… Guy Nantel.

Sophie Durocher anime You don’t have to be an agreement from noon to 13h on QUB radio

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