What Trudeau did right was make fun of himself and his critics post-confession. That was schooled but not in the sensationalism sense of a Paulina Gretzky. I wish it were true. But it's not.
As for Maher, he is writing for a Conservative media group with sensationalist sensibilities. So, I can't blame Maher for his efforts. A more appropriate comparison in my mind is Maher and Paulina. After all, whenever I see a Maher headline or when I read about the latest Gretzky scandal:
Click. I did it again.UPDATE: It looks like I seem to be one of the only people who believe Trudeau slipped up. Pundits and bloggers think he was deliberate in this admission. That seems weird to me. First, he admitted to an illegal activity while a MP. Stupid. Second, he talked about it when he could have just let it go. Perhaps there are incriminating photos of the future PM toking. That's the only reason I can think why he would say what he did. It certainly doesn't further his goal of legalizing pot. Who knows? The good news is that nobody but bloggers and pundits give a shit.