Welcome Home, Whatshername

Canwest has papered the town with billboards and bus shelter ads proclaiming a new Dawna on Global National.
“Welcome Home, Dawna Friesen,” the ads declare. There’s a full colour, full page shout out in today’s Toronto Star.

Still, it’s not like she’s Kiefer Sutherland, Wayne Gretzky or even Steve Nash. I don’t recall a big campaign to move Friesen back from London, where she was ensconced for a decade as an NBC news correspondent.
With those piercing eyes and vacant stare, she kinda reminds me of that sneaky alien leader from V. “Welcome Home to Planet Earth, Dawna Friesen!”
Even the Liberals didn’t put big signs up saying “Welcome Home, Michael Ignatieff!” I just don’t know how well this whole no-place-like-home thing is spinning outside of 121 Bloor Street.
Plus, why no big signs up in cottage country saying, “Welcome back to the hammock, Kevin Newman!” Just sayin’.
Anyway, tune in tonight at 5:30 p.m. just to see if she gobbles down a rat.

One Response to “Welcome Home, Whatshername”

  1. In all of the TV ads, Friesen says she became a journalist to help give a voice to those who don’t have one — it always makes me wonder if she’ll mention all the Canadian actors and writers and directors who don’t have a voice on Global…

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