Trending on Twitter: Sen. Nancy Ruth and the case of the ice-cold Camembert
Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:26PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, April 2, 2015 4:27PM EDT
According to Twitter, Canada was built on two simple principles: every citizen has the inalienable right to gourmet cheese served at an appropriate temperature, and that fancy fromage should be served, without exception, on a bed of unbroken crackers.
A day after CTV News reported that Auditor General Michael Ferguson had sent letters to 40 current and former senators about questionable expense claims, Sen. Nancy Ruth responded.
“There were a couple of times that my assistant put in for a breakfast when I was on a plane and they say I shouldn’t have claimed because I should have eaten that breakfast,” she told reporters.
“Well, those breakfasts are pretty awful,” Ruth explained. “If you want ice-cold Camembert with broken crackers, have it.”
That comment set off a flurry of responses on Twitter. Below are some of the best tweets and cheesiest puns:
When I was a lad we were happy to have ice-cold Camembert and broken crackers. We begged for it. Got nothing but paste and gruel instead.— Michael Den Tandt (@mdentandt) April 1, 2015
Cold Camembert with broken crackers built this country.— Tabatha Southey (@TabathaSouthey) April 1, 2015
Camembert is the new orange juice. #cdnpoli— Ben Parsons (@bfaparsons) April 1, 2015
Couldn't the honourable Nancy Ruth have warmed the Camembert up under her arm or something? That's what I do with my phone when it's cold.— Quin Parker (@quinparker) April 1, 2015
I'm feta up! What's a gouda temperature for Camembert?— Chris Hannay (@channay) April 1, 2015
thank you Canada for #camembert and getting Indiana off the Twitter feed. Is this an April Fools deal ?— Dallas Hays (@Belpre) April 1, 2015
Who can't recall the last time they ate foreign cheese? I camembert it like it was yesterday. Perhaps you're just not as goudas you think!— Free Woody (@CHEZ106WOODY) April 1, 2015
For the record, Camembert is best when warm and gooey. Anything colder is just cruel.— Cherise Seucharan (@CSeucharan) April 1, 2015