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