“Humor” is not a word that leaps to mind when we think of the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. “Ponderous,” perhaps; “instinct with liberal clichés,” undoubtedly; but funny? We didn’t think it was possible, either. But we were wrong. The venerable Canadian paper has just introduced an hilarious new column. Although written by an American, it reads like the genuine Yukon product that it is. The first—possibly the only—installment appeared on September 22 under the title “Can We Democrats Be Your Next Province?” Written by Paul Lewis, a professor of English at Boston College, this verbal bijou is one of the most spectacular examples of parody we have read in—well, in a very long time.

When it comes to the rhetorical strains of smarmy, self-righteous liberalism, Professor Lewis has perfect pitch. Even his governing conceit is ...