Candidates for leader of the separatist Parti Québécois are hesitant to bring up the bad behavior of their rivals after openly gay and strikingly handsome candidate André Boisclair acknowledged cocaine use and saw his numbers soar in the polls.
He’s now at the front of the pack, according to the New York Times. Apparently, most Quebecers can relate to “wild weekends at the end of which you can’t recall where you left your rented car.”
A former cabinet member explains the psychology of the French Canadian voter: “We Quebecers fancy our heroes a little bit cheeky, defeatist, hesitant, unsure of themselves, alcoholic, a little or even a lot unreliable, a little bit fraudulent or even a little drugged. We like to say they are like us.”