Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Brian Mulroney believes Justin Trudeau has the right eye of newt and toe of frog

William Shakespeare’s powerful Macbeth introduced us to the unforgettable three witches, huddled around a cauldron in a dark cave, thunder echoing overhead.

The witches toss amazing things into their witches’ brew:
Just in time brewing

1 WITCH.  Round about the caldron go;
    In the poison'd entrails throw.—
    Toad, that under cold stone,
    Days and nights has thirty-one;
    Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
    Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!
       ALL.  Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
 
     2 WITCH.  Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
    Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
 
       ALL.  Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.


 
       3 WITCH.  Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
    Witches' mummy; maw and gulf
    Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark;
    Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark;
    Liver of blaspheming Jew;
    Gall of goat, and slips of yew
    Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse;
    Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
    Finger of birth-strangled babe
    Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,—
    Make the gruel thick and slab:
    Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
    For the ingrediants of our caldron.
 
       ALL.  Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
 
       2 WITCH.  Cool it with a baboon's blood,
    Then the charm is firm and good.

Now along comes Brian Mulroney, fresh from the Globe & Mail’s editorial cave, with his forecast of the future, which no doubt will lessen the appetite of many a Tory:

Speaking to the Globe and Mail’s editorial board on Wednesday, Mr. Mulroney said he believes Mr. Trudeau is a strong candidate who shouldn’t be underestimated. “He’s a fine young man, he’s going to do well,” he said. “And I’ll tell you: People who underestimate him, they do so at their own peril.”…

“He’s got the ingredients that could – who knows – make him a winner.”
Now all we need do is cool it with a baboon’s blood, then the charm is firm and good.

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