Harper's 'quick wit' is brought to you by actual funny guys — and I should know

The joke is on all those who don't know about the speechwriters, says Vancouver journalist/playwright/performer Mark Leiren-Young.

Stephen Harper. Canadian Press photo
Stephen Harper. Canadian Press photo

Did you hear the one about Canada’s Prime Minister having a sense of humour?

On Aug. 17, the National Post posted that, “One of the most surprising things to emerge during the research for the National Post’s in-depth profile of Stephen Harper is that — without fail — friend and foe alike said the staid Conservative leader has a unique penchant for comedy.”

I’m assuming this was a joke.

Otherwise one of the most surprising things about the National Post’s story is that their reporters and editors have never heard of speechwriters.

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