Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 12/7/2007 (3243 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Some political stories are so good, they seem made up. Too good to be true. I don't know if this falls into that category, but it's worth a giggle....Did you know that Tory Leader Hugh McFadyen
, and NDP MLAs Andrew Swan
and Sharon Blady
all went to high school together and graduated in the same class of 1985? All are alumni of Silver Heights Collegiate
and all were in attendance a week ago when SHs celebrated its 50th anniversary with a big reunion. Now, they are facing off against each other in the Manitoba Legislature.It occurred to me that all three graduated highschool the year The Breakfast Club
hit movie theatres. I wonder, if McFadyen, Swan and Blady were members of the infamous Breakfast Club, which characters would they play?Perhaps McFadyen would play the role of Andy Clark,
the hapless jock with a heart of gold portrayed by Emilio Estevez.
That is, unless he wants to admit to a darker, brooding, anti-establishment side that would allow him to play Judd Nelson's
character, the aptly named John Bender.
I'm reasonably confident that Andrew Swan is a good fit for Anthony Michael Hall's
bookish good guy, Brian Johnson.
The tough one is Blady. A relative newcomer to politics, we don't know as much about her as we do the other two. She could take on the role of Claire Standish,
the iconic rich-girl-trying-to-piss-off-her-father-by-dating-the-bad-boy cream puff burned into our memories by Molly Ringwald.
Of course, if she was more dark cloud than ray of sunshine in her high school days, she could be the black-draped, dandruff-ravaged Allison Reynolds
who was portrayed with understated charm by Ally Sheedy.
Thank god they graduated in 1985. If they graduated in 1986, I'd be trying to match the politicians with the characters in Pretty In Pink.