The War on Optometrists

The Torontoist adds to the summary of international press that have picked up on George Smitherman’s comments from last week.

There’s nothing like throwing around the “T” word to get yourself some international attention. Australia had to stage a raid with hundreds of police officers to get itself on the news. Ontario health minister George Smitherman only had to target that new member of the axis of evil, optometrists.

At a recent fundraiser, the one McGuinty cabinet minister we wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley, called the province’s optometrists “terrorists.” And apparently, Smitherman doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. He’s since apologized. But not before the comment made it on the, now airing in Canada, Colbert Report.

All we have to say is that Smitherman better be careful during his next eye exam….