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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wooing Obama

Here's a column I wrote examining the political implications of President Barack Obama's visit to Canada.

My conclusion: Obama just isn't that into us.

Posted by Gerry Nicholls on February 17, 2009 | Permalink


How can this be? Obama is The One who shalt restore order to the world! He is perfect!

Or maybe Cdn expectations of him are too high. I wish people would relax and understand that the US truly does care about your quaint little country.

In other news, former President George W. Bush will visit Calgary next month. Welcome, Mr. Bush, you are welcome in Alberta - the Ontarians would not be as kind, but then they never are.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-02-17 9:52:15 AM

I hear that Obama's midiclorian count is off the charts...

Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-02-17 10:23:08 AM

Let's see if Obi bam can use the Force.

You know the NKons and the IRans are going to push hard right now.

Posted by: epsilon | 2009-02-17 11:56:57 AM

Frankly the adoration of Obama is embarrassing. This just when we thought we had GROWN UP!

I'd wager many of the people here who are ga-ga over him have no damned idea beyond what meets their eyes.

Obama is anxious for some advice/opinion on issues,
Not the least of which is our economies which are inextricably linked.

Posted by: LizJ | 2009-02-17 2:47:47 PM

LizJ: that is blasphemy! Curse upon you! Now go say ten Hail Michelles and five Bless Me Baracks and your sins shalt be absolved.

Yeah, you're right.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-02-17 3:09:14 PM

Until there is once again a President who has integrity and honesty...in other words an "American" President, they should be considered persona non grata. That includes that puppet Bush who can't even spit out an entire sentence that makes sense.

Posted by: JC | 2009-02-17 6:27:26 PM

Oh...and the politicians should stay the hell away from matches, sharp sticks and the economy...they might hurt someone.

Posted by: JC | 2009-02-17 6:28:14 PM

Gerry says Obama just is not that much into us and I agree. Actually he is only into himself and time will prove me correct.

Posted by: Alain | 2009-02-17 6:42:15 PM

Obama is just the guy at the top; there are plenty of people who work full-time managing Canada-US affairs, and they do a darn good job.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-02-17 7:03:32 PM

Harper's budget makes the Obama bailout look like the Common Sense Revolution.

Posted by: Matt | 2009-02-17 10:02:47 PM

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