. . . and Rex even more recently.
God knows, Rex Murphy has a face only his mother could love. But, as if to make up for it, his Irish ancestors have passed down to him a maximum dose of the silver-tongued gift of the gab. As a result, he is one of Canada's most ubiquitous political and social pundits. You can find him opining on TV (CBC's The National newscast), hosting on radio (CBC's national call-in show, Cross Canada Checkup) and palavering in print (the National Post newspaper).
And now, he has his own meme too. In the US, there's a popular meme where Steve Buscemi's eyes are photoshopped onto the faces of Hollywood stars. In Canada, some unknown wag has started photoshopping Rex Murphy's eyes onto the faces of Canadian politicians. You can check out the entire gallery for yourself at Canadian MPs with Rex Murphy's Eyes but here are my personal favourites --
Defence Minister Peter MacKay -- will you still be such a playa with the ladies now, big guy?
Everyone's favourite smokin' Cabinet minister, Bev Oda (this one's for you, Secnarf!)