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- 08-21-2006, 07:29 PM #1
Canadian official called Bush 'a moron'
I was wondering what our George in the Box said today. But I found this instead. This is so funny and so true, I had to post it!!! We should all write the prime minister and tell him don't worry about it, we know he's a moron.
http://www.cbc.ca/story/news/national/2 ... 21121.html
Last Updated Tue, 26 Nov 2002 12:54:05 EST
PRAGUE - An offhand comment by a senior member of the Chrétien government may have a lasting effect on relations between Ottawa and Washington. A top aide to the prime minister has been quoted as referring to U.S. President George W. Bush as "a moron."
The disparaging comment from Chrétien's inner circle has shaken the Prime Minister's Office. Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was forced to say on Thursday that President Bush is "a friend of mine. He's not a moron at all."
That the prime minister of Canada would have to say the president of the United States is not a moron is remarkable enough. That he has to defend a comment made by one of his closest advisors has sent shockwaves from Prague, where NATO leaders are meeting, to Parliament Hill to the White House.
It began when Bush made a speech in the Czech capital calling on NATO countries to spend more on defence.
Canadian officials saw that as a veiled criticism of Ottawa's military spending. The prime minister's director of communications, Francoise Ducros, said of Bush, "What a moron."
The comment apparently was made in the presence of at least two reporters.
In Ottawa, Canadian Alliance MP Jason Kenney wanted to know if the quote was accurate. And if it is, "Does it reflect the views of the Liberal government?"
Conservative leader Joe Clark said if such a statement was made the offending party "should be on a plane home right now."
The PMO issued a brief statement: "The Prime Minister's Office never comments on newspaper reports attributed to unnamed sources."
White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, who is accompanying Bush in Prague, dismissed the comment as coming from "somebody who obviously doesn't speak for the Canadian government."
The problem is Ducros does speak for the Canadian government, usually on background and off the record. The quote first attributed to a government official was soon linked to Ducros and widely reported.
Whether the comment was on the record or not, the opposition says the comment was inappropriate, coming from an official representing the government of Canada.
Others say the comment will only further chill the dialogue between Washington and Ottawa.
The prime minister is now under pressure to take action against one of his most loyal advisers.
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- 08-21-2006, 07:44 PM #2
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Sometimes you just have to call em like you see em. :lol: :lol:
- 08-21-2006, 07:48 PM #3
Love it when officials are caught talking like regular people, telling what is really on their minds.
Too funny! :lol: :lol:
And I thought Canada was part of our future one big happy family continent?We have immigration laws that just need to be enforced.
- 08-21-2006, 08:06 PM #4
I would have loved it if she would have given her the old McKenzie Brothers bit, "TAKE OFF YOU HOSER!""Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results is the definition of insanity. " Albert Einstein.
- 08-21-2006, 11:09 PM #5
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- Dec 1969
The first thought that went through my head ....
"Someone called Bush a moron in front of reporters. What a moron." 8OI don't care what you call me, so long as you call me AMERICAN.