As you all know, the United States Government was recently shutdown due to partisan bickering. You may have heard about it. It is making a lot of news down south.
We don't really understand it though. I mean, all poli-tricks look the same to us. And it is especially
difficult to read the political climate and cultural undertones surrounding an
event that takes place in a foreign country.
It is for that reason that we
here at Dome Beers decided that we should probably ask somebody with some
knowledge about these things if they would be willing to clarify the issues for
us. So with that said, who better to ask than Brian Burke? I mean, America!
Dome Beers: Brian, the United
States government has recently shutdown. What do you make of President Barack
Obama's performance during this situation?
Burke: All I’ve seen are flashes
of brilliance. And flashes of brilliance are fine if you’re working at a
university but they’re not much good to people in an NHL building.
Dome Beers: Hmm. Interesting. The
Congress in America is playing a much larger role in this than the President,
though, right? What do you think of how Harry Reid is handling the strategy of the shutdown?
Burke: He’s got to learn there’s
three zones on the ice surface in this league. I don’t see that he’s learned to
play or compete in two of them.
Dome Beers: Very insightful. Switching angles, Brian, what are your thoughts on John Boehner's leadership of the House? Do you think he
is being responsible here with his tactics?
Burke: He’s gotta learn there’s a
clock in this league, so many minutes in the game, and you’ve got to compete
through all of them. And all I see this is a guy focusing on one area, then
Dome Beers: Wise words. As you
know, a foreshadow to this event was Senator Cruz and his mini-filibuster. What do you think of the Senator of Texas by way of Calgary?
Burke: I’m not ready to quit on a
young kid, not ready to throw him under bus here today. I’m not going to rip
him. I think you can tell from my comments that I see big holes and a lack of
commitment that’s not going to get him anywhere in my books.
Dome Beers: Thank you for your time, Brian. Greatly appreciate it. You really helped clear things up for us.
Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.
Quotes stolen from Johnson of the Calgary Herald.