As the American election increasingly resembles a production of CATS performed by actual cats, U.S. citizens are looking for a new leader. That leader is Canada, and they want your vote for president of the United States.
Since launching their viral video campaign in January, the Canada Party has been covered around the world, including CNN, BBC, the Huffington Post, and German State Television. America, but Better: the Canada Party Manifesto, balances the doctrine of American exceptionalism with a dose of Canadian humility and common sense to secure Canada as the new leader of the free world, by proxy.
Their promises: One gay couple will be allowed to marry for every straight couple that gets divorced. The phrase "job creators" will be changed to "job creationists," and they will be given seven days to actually create some.
Corporations will still be people, but if they can't provide a birth certificate they will be legally obligated to care for your lawn. Corners will be installed in the Oval Office, and timeouts given to congressmen who can't play nice.
Devoted to restoring America to its former glory, the Canada Party will soon have the whole world chanting, "Yes We Canada."
Capitalizing on the success of their YouTube campaign promoting the fictional Canada Party, Cannon (100 Albums that Changed Popular Music) and Calvert bring their politicking to print in this breezy rundown of their "platform," urging Americans to ignore traditional candidates and embrace Canada yes, the country as the best candidate for the President of the United States. Tongues firmly in cheek, the duo offer creative resolutions to a slew of hot-topic issues like healthcare (implement "a flat tax on cosmetic medical procedures"), illegal aliens (create a reality show about them), and NASA (include a "perennial spring-breaker" on every mission and film them asking, "Where all the green women at?"). Though it's not meant to offer legitimate solutions to the nation's problems, the authors use humor to map the glaringly wide and ever-expanding divide between American Democrats and Republicans, and when the duo strike a soft spot, such as America's overestimation of its cultural and global importance, their bite is on par with that of the Daily Show, Steven Colbert, and Bill Maher. But when they rest on easy stereotypes, the book falls flat, sounding more like a humor piece in Reader's Digest than something with real teeth.