Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Castro Successor

Now that it looks like Fidel Castro might be on his last legs, it’s time to start thinking about replacements.

After some serious thought I have come up with some likely successors.

Here they are in no particular order.

Jack Layton
As Cuban president he will get a first hand look at what Canada would look like in a few years if the NDP ever takes power.

Mel Gibson
I don’t think there are many Jews in Cuba.

Michael Moore
It would give him a captive audience for his next documentary.

Justin Trudeau
His dad would be so proud.

Blue Jays General Manager J.P. Riccardi
He might be able to finally find some decent pitchers for the Blue Jays.


Matt said...

I'm sure these guys would love the job, but after a prolonged period of socialism the people are probably craving a more capitalist government (think Ontario in 1995).

Might I suggest Andrew Coyne?

Flavrfal said...

I think George Stroumbolopoulos is looking for a job.

Miles Lunn said...

I suspect the Communist Party will have someone lined up. That being said I cannot see the successor keeping an iron grip as long as Castro. Due to Cuba's isolation and since they were supposedly better than under Batista, there has been no uprising, however I am sure if most Cubans ever got see what a democracy looked like, Castro would be overthrown pretty quickly. I've heard the tourists are kept away from ordinary Cubans in different areas to avoid them influencing the Cubans.