Thursday, March 06, 2008

Canada! Because American Politics Isn't Screwed Up Enough

We understand some people want to be president. Not really sure why since after Bush gets done the duties of the next president will be primarily to keep roving bands of marauders from stripping the White House for firewood and doing some gardening for our Chinese overlords.

Oh sure, McCain has wanted to be president since he was beaten in the South Carolina primary by Grant, but John, we have to tell you spending five and a half years in Andersonville doesn't carry the weight today it did back then.

Then we have the democrats who are apparently in secret negotiations with the Canadians to relocate the capitol to Winnipeg. Or something.

A candid comment to journalists from CTV News by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's most senior political staffer, Ian Brodie provided the initial spark in what the American media are now calling NAFTAgate. "It's really a tempest in a tea pot," Harper said. "The Americans are just concerned about how the agreement can be implemented since no one in American makes anything anymore."

Mr. Brodie was asked about remarks aimed by the Democratic candidates at Ohio's anti-NAFTA voters that carried serious economic implications for Canada. He downplayed those concerns."Quite a few people heard it," said one source in the room."He said someone from (Hillary) Clinton's campaign is telling the embassy to take it with a grain of salt. . . That someone called us and told us not to worry."

But wait. didn't Clinton say Obama had been the one to talk with the Canadians?

Mr. Brodie sought to allay concerns about the impact of Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton's assertion that they would re-negotiate NAFTA if elected. "All those American politicians look alike to me," Brodie said. "I could have been mistaken."

Hey, that's not funny. Who's this guy think he is, Ralph Nader?

NDP Leader Jack Layton is asking Mr. Harper to call on the Mounties to find out how the leaks occurred. "There can be no doubt about it: the leak from within the Canadian government has had an impact now on the American elections," Mr. Layton said Wednesday. "That is about the worst thing a country could do to another country — to have an effect on their democratic process. Oh wait, this is America. Do they still have a democratic process?"

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