TORONTO — Demonstrating the publication’s commitment to diversity, five of the Globe and Mail’s white, middle-aged, male columnists have taken different stances on who won the debate among three other middle-aged, white male candidates.
“The Caucasian guy with blue eyes held his own,” declared Jeffrey Simpson about Stephen Harper’s performance. “He faced an onslaught of attacks, but appeared to be the calmest one.”
This opinion contrasted quite differently with fellow white guy David Parkinson who quite clearly thought one of the other ‘old stock’ leaders won the debate.
“The white man with the swirly hair won, hands down.”
However, all columnists agreed that the publication’s old stock editor-in-chief, David Walmsley, did an exceptional job moderating the debate.
“His commanding British accent kept order in an otherwise rambunctious debate,” added Campbell Clark.
Despite the differing opinions, the 19th century white male perspective was noticeably absent given that Margaret Wente was on holiday.