posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 06:47 PM
Being as it is the 10 year anniversary of the CCFTA
, I can understand Harper being
down there but I'm a little confused by the remarks about the "non US model". It could be that he is trying to move away from ole W abit, seeing as
Bush's approval rating is what, close to single digits now. Although moving away from Bush isn't necessarily distancing himself from the
Republicans. A lot of Republicans are trying to put space between themselves and Bush also. And the way the article reads, it seems more of a poke at
Chavez and Venezuela than any direct shot at Bush.
I am convinced that every move, both Domestically and Internationally, that Harper's made in the last 12 months has been directed towards him winning
his majority. I haven't quite decided how this helps him in that regard but I'm sure that will be shown sooner or later. I know that his statements
about not extending the mission in Afghanistan unless there is clear agreement in parliament is an obvious one.
He knows that it's going to take a lot of shakin' hands and kissin' babies to make it happen and if it takes take a couple of shots at Bush to help
that along than he'll do it. And lets be honest, the American media isn't going to run this story so it isn't really hurting his image there that
much and it looks good on him to seem to be moving away from the current American administration back here in Canada.
I can hear the chit chat at the upcoming SPP meetings now:
"Sorry George, you know why I had to say those things down in Chile"
"It's ok Stevie boy, just get your majority so we can put our plans in high gear"
*Evil laughs all round the table*