Ed Schultz Wants Canadian Citizenship?

Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer reports that after mocking Michele Bachmann for having dual citizenship in Switzerland through her husband, MSNBC star Ed "Buy American" Schultz proclaimed on his daily radio show that he's going to apply for Canadian citizenship.

"I'm going to go down the road of being a Canadian," he proclaimed.  "I'm going to do that, because I want to. It's not 'cause I don't dislike America." That's how it came out, sort of Biden-ish [audio and transcript below]:

ED SCHULTZ:  Holmey, this is the best story I've had in a long time because now the righties, because I eventually am going to get dual citizenship. I'm going to go down the road of being a Canadian. I'm going to do that, because I want to. It's not 'cause I don't dislike America. [yes, he actually said this]

It's just because they're in our hemisphere, we're in a global economy. Now let me tell you the real truth, they have health care, we don't! And I pay taxes up there and so what the hell! Why not be a Canadian too?

JAMES HOLM (PRODUCER): That's it, you're paying taxes in both places. So it's not like you're dodging taxes ...

SCHULTZ: That's right!

HOLM: ... by having a Canadian fishing lodge.

SCHULTZ: That's right.

I'd suspect after the Bachmann mockery, there's a tongue in the cheek. After all, do Canadian unions offer speaking fees as lucrative as the American ones?

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis