Rex Murphy: The pain of the privileged

National Post | Full Comment

Justin Trudeau has been under a rain of good and bad comment over his “F-Bomb” blast at a recent charity event. This is unfortunate. Nothing is more easy than to understand him reaching for the this universal all-purpose figure of speech. The F-word is the workhorse of every under-staffed vocabulary.

[np_storybar title=”Robyn Urback: Justin Trudeau’s f-bomb might have been a surprise, but it was no accident” link=”http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/03/31/robyn-urback-justin-trudeaus-f-bomb-might-have-been-a-surprise-but-it-was-no-accident/”]I can hear the Conservative attack ad already. Set to a background of melancholy music, the voice of a concerned mother washes over radio listeners:

“There’s so much I worry about as a mom,” she begins. “Justin Trudeau’s potty mouth certainly doesn’t help.”

“Imagine, using the word ‘f–k’ just as casually as ‘middle class’ or ‘political dynasty.’ He’s sending the message that recreational cussing is OK — that’s the last thing I want my kids to think.”

“It doesn’t sound like Justin Trudeau has…

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