Tight Underwear Caused Politician to Miss Big Vote
Pat Martin is a member of Canada’s parliamentary opposition and he had a very strange excuse for missing an important vote in parliament on Thursday. According to what Martin said in his official statement, he made a very poor decision that morning when he was choosing what underwear he was going to wear. Martin said that he put on a pair of cheap briefs, that just did not fit him the way that they should have.
He said that his underwear was entirely too tight and that they were constantly riding up on him and causing him to feel uncomfortable. It was so bad in fact, that he actually had to leave work and go change out of them.
This seems typically Canadian, doesn’t it? And of course, in typical Canadian fashion, all of the other members of parliament laughed at his excuse instead of perhaps making fun of him or throwing insults his way.
And guess what? Martin asked if they could count his vote on the anti-terror legislation anyway, even though he was not able to be there at the time of the voting – and they did!
Canadians are a forgiving people, and we’re sure that a lot of people in the parliament understand how hard it can be to walk around all day in underwear that simple doesn’t fit you well enough.
Of course, Canadians on Twitter made lots of jokes about Martin being “poorly briefed.”
Martin is already know as a bit of a funny guy who uses humor to his advantage very often when speaking in parliament.