Canadian comedian Mary Walsh, who plays Marg Delahunty on This Hour Has 22 Minutes
, recently got quite close to probably one of the world's most controversial politicians.
In an interview with Canadian Press
, Ms. Walsh talked about meeting Sarah Palin at a book signing. "We told her we're from Canada, and we're just looking for a few words of encouragement for the Canadian conservatives who have worked so tirelessly to destroy the socialized medicare that we have," Walsh said.
That was all it took for security guards to step into action.
"Four huge big burly guys started pushing, and I pushed back, but I got her attention, and she told us to keep the faith, something like that, and said we're all trying for the same thing," Walsh told the Canadian Press.
Walsh and her crew were not about to allow being thrown out of the book signing to put them off, so they waited outside where Ms. Palin's bus was parked.
When Palin came out of the Borders book store, Walsh reportedly hollered , "Hey, remember us, we're the Canadians! We came all the way here from Canada! When we asked you that question, we didn't hear your answer."
To Walsh's surprise Palin strolled over to her and said, "Canada needs to dismantle its public healthcare system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit."
Ms. Walsh couldn't understand why questions were not allowed at the book signing.
She told Canadian Press, "We're in a bookstore, at a public event, in a place one would think was a bastion of free speech. And no one was allowed to ask questions. What are they afraid of?"