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Monday, December 06, 2004

I'm jealous

Alberta MP Myron Thompson was one of the lucky few who got to meet U.S. President George W. Bush last week and by all accounts the meeting was a smashing success.

Dubya: "I Iike you, man. You tell it straight."

Myron: "I like you, too."

Dubya: "You sure you don't have some Texas in you?"

Myron: "I was born in Colorado, but wasn't it bought out by Texas?"

Rice: "Colorado. I spent a lot of time in Denver."

Cellucci: "Myron, Mr. President, once had a tryout with the New York Yankees."

Dubya: "Let me see your hands. Hmmm. Catcher, right?"

Myron: "You're right. But they had two others at the time named Yogi Berra and Elston Howard.:

Dubya: "Yeah. The competition was rough back then."

Myron Thompson from his car: "On our way back Stephen said 'Man, you two guys sure hit it off.' It was something I'll never forget. Only one thing ranks higher. My tryout with the Yankees."

Can you imagine John Kerry having that kind of conversation with an obscure (to an American politician) MP from Canada?

Read on .

Posted by Steve Martinovich on December 6, 2004 in Canadian Politics | Permalink


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Senator Kerry would have been as welcoming as President Bush.

The sad thing is that Mr. Thompson does not even count as a human being to Ontario people, least of all to their selected leader, CEO Paul Millionaire of Canada Inc.

The bigotry and hate in Ontario is extreme. Time for Alberta to go - we can do better elsewhere than to deal with the fascist Ontarians.

Posted by: Scott | 2004-12-06 4:19:38 AM

I'm still trying to imagine Kerry rescuing his own bodyguard...

Posted by: Kathy | 2004-12-06 5:20:03 AM

"The bigotry and hate in Ontario is extreme."

Don't know where that came from, "Scott", except from the fertile imagination of your literary creator. He should really get a few new lines - you're starting to get tedious.

Posted by: rick mcginnis | 2004-12-06 6:54:46 AM

"I'm still trying to imagine Kerry rescuing his own bodyguard..."

You didn't find Kerry's Bronze Star citation convincing?

"For heroic achievement while serving with Coastal Division ELEVEN engage in armed conflict with Viet Cong communist aggressors in An Xuwan Provence, Republic of Vietnam on 13 March, 1969. Lietenant (junior grade) KERRY while serving as an Officer-in-Charge of Inshore Patrol Craft 94, one of five boats conducting a SEA LORDS operation in the Bay Hap River. While exiting the river, a mine detonated under another Inshore Patrol Craft and almost simultaniously, another mine detonated wounding Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY in the right arm. In addition all units began receiving small arms and automatic weapons fire from the riverbanks. When Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. The man in the water was receiving sniper fire from both banks. Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY directed his gunners to provide suppressing fire, while from an exposed position on the bow his arm bleeding and in pain and with disregard for his personal safety he pulled the man aboard. Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY his boat to return and assist the other damaged boat to safety Lieutenant (junior grade) KERRY's calmness professionalism and great personal courage under fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Posted by: Russil Wvong | 2004-12-06 12:20:14 PM

Sorry, Russil, but that deathless prose has been cited rather to death. If it squared with the actual man who ran for president - the one who called one of his bodyguards a "son of a bitch" when he blocked him on a ski hill - perhaps John Kerry chitchat wouldn't seem so three months ago.

Posted by: rick mcginnis | 2004-12-06 1:37:33 PM

"If it squared with the actual man who ran for president - the one who called one of his bodyguards a 'son of a bitch' when he blocked him on a ski hill - perhaps John Kerry chitchat wouldn't seem so three months ago."

Nobody's perfect. But I take your point: the election's over, and Bush won.

Posted by: Russil Wvong | 2004-12-06 4:24:36 PM

Count me as one American who would welcome Alberta as a 51st State. The Yukon looks good too...

Posted by: j.pickens | 2004-12-06 5:44:43 PM

Yes, because those are the kinds of qualities we should all look for in a president, someone who can chit-chat about baseball...never mind that he can't string a coherent sentence together nor can tell Sweden from Switzerland, but Kerry can't touch him for inane conversation about catching.

Posted by: Ken | 2004-12-07 9:59:02 AM

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