Fiddling premier plays for Letterman

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Premier Rodney MacDonald is taking pages from David Letterman's joke book in the hope of drawing the late-night talk-show host to Nova Scotia.

He's made his own top 10 list of reasons Letterman should visit after an appearance by Halifax actress Ellen Page on Letterman's show last week, where she talked up the region while promoting her film, Juno.

Fiddling premier plays for Letterman

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Premier Rodney MacDonald is taking pages from David Letterman's joke book in the hope of drawing the late-night talk-show host to Nova Scotia.

He's made his own top 10 list of reasons Letterman should visit after an appearance by Halifax actress Ellen Page on Letterman's show last week, where she talked up the region while promoting her film, Juno.

"Hey Dave, I'm Rodney MacDonald, premier of Nova Scotia, and here are the top 10 reasons why you should visit Nova Scotia," he said in a video that appears on the province's Come to Life website.

The announcement is followed by a play on Letterman's Top 10 lists by a candid MacDonald in the province's legislature, including: No. 8: "Chance to establish a new home office in Balls Creek;" No. 5: "You can make a blueberry grunt;" No. 4: "Mug for the camera at the road sign for Shag Harbour."

And the No. 1 reason Dave Letterman should visit Nova Scotia is ...

"Nova Scotia's political leader, yours truly, plays the fiddle ... top that, Mike Huckabee," MacDonald says as he dances and plays the fiddle.

The video was a hit on Halifax streets.

"Well it's obvious that Rodney MacDonald's writers aren't on strike," quipped one pedestrian who laughed at the production.

The video and a tourism package will be sent to the show host in the hopes he'll plan a visit.



Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Halifax, Balls Creek

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