Friday, March 09, 2007

Bush ignoring neighbours (note spelling)? Never!

I read today an article where George W. Bush denies he ignores neighbours.

In his speech, he stated:

"That may be what people say but it's certainly not what the facts bear out," Bush said. "We care about our neighborhood a lot."

Hmm. okay. I am not anti-Bush. I do think there are about 265 million Americans who could do a better job of public speaking and foreign policy than he does, but in general, he's just a guy trying to do his job. But....

He will never convince Canadians that he is not ignoring his neighbours. As reported on wikipedia:

"In a segment on the television series This Hour Has 22 Minutes during the 2000 American election, Rick Mercer convinced then-Governor of Texas George W. Bush that Canada's Prime Minister, Jean Chr├ętien, was named Jean Poutine and that he was supporting Bush's candidacy. A few years later when Bush made his first official visit to Canada, he joked during a speech, "There's a prominent citizen who endorsed me in the 2000 election, and I wanted a chance to finally thank him for that endorsement. I was hoping to meet Jean Poutine." The remark was met with laughter and applause. [1]"

Of course the problem is now past now that we have a newly elected new prime minister Steven Carper.

3 comments:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Hour_Has_22_Minutes#Jean_Poutine

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  2. you could argue that caring for your neighborhood and caring for your neighbours are 2 seperate things!
    A neighborhood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhood) is the place where you live - whilst the neighbours tend to be the people next door you can't stand!

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  3. Can you post the code to build the browser? Sorry - 5 lines of code sounds a bit fishy.

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