Provocative title? Derivative is more like it. Heard it someone before, maybe www.theglobeandmail.com but can't remember exactly.
The though is that Michael Ignatieff will almost certainly become the prime minister of Canada for at least part of the time that Barack Obama is president of the United States.
Both of these guys can read, and do read! In fact they both also write, though Ignatieff was a Harvard professor and wins out on that one.
Ignatieff's connections to Harvard (where some of Obama's cabinet comes from) could be good for U.S/Canada relations. At this point in time, it is probably good for our relations to be a bit warmer especially if intelligent people are setting the policies of both countries.