Shinan Govani | Dec 1, 2012, National Post.
Welcome to the Worthy 30, our regular report on the highest echelons of the eligible. We’re in the 604 for this edition, and we begin with the ladies. Based on my own social gallops ’round the scenic town and some pithy recommendations, here they are! How did we come up with these names? Let’s review: To be eligible, one needed a modicum of attractiveness, some discernment, a dollop of accomplishment and that un-pin-downable thing we call ‘It.’ Some of these choice chicks are more famous than others. Others are more available than some (to qualify, they needed to be unmarried, unengaged or unterminally shacked-up!). Oh, and, P.S.: next week we do it all over again — with the lads! Tune in then!
Occupation: Premier of British Colombia [Ed. tick tick tick goes the Countdown]
The buck stops with the leader of Canada’s most westward province, who reached the political pinnacle with seat-of-the-pants gusto, silver-tongued populism and single-mom pluck.
Dream dinner guests Leonard Cohen, Rick Mercer, Louise Arbour, Margaret Thatcher, Michelle Obama. [I'm sure Maggie would have some valuable advice for destroying a government.]
Words to live by “Get out there, do good, but be great.” [Who said it?]
Favourite movie It’s a Wonderful Life. [Call B.S. on this]
The trait you most value in others Kindness. [Ed. ???]
The quality you most value in yourself Warmth. [Ed. ???]
A person living or dead you most admire Nelson Mandela, who brought his country together with the spirit of forgiveness. [Ok, her media people were in on this.]