posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 02:59 PM
According to a new poll, only 15 per cent of us would vote for the President
February 9, 2004-Maybe it's that smug little smile. His penchant for fantastically expensive military photo-ops. Or the swaggering, belt-hitching
walk that cries out for a pair of swinging saloon doors. And though, God knows, we have too many of our own syntactically challenged politicians to be
casting stones, shouldn't the leader of the free world know that "misunderestimate" isn't a word?
Yes, we're cavilling, but clearly there is something about George W. Bush that gets under the skin of Canadians. After all, vehemently disagreeing
with the policies of American presidents is almost a national pastime. There has to be another explanation for our extreme reaction, the desire afoot
in the land to see him turfed from office. That and the unprintable sentiment about him and the horse he rode in on. Even before we know whom he will
be running against this fall, Canadians have made their decision. Only 15 per cent, according to an exclusive new Maclean's poll, would definitely
cast a ballot for Bush if they had the opportunity. And if Americans remain almost evenly divided -- some 50 per cent approve of his performance in
the White House and he's running neck and neck with his likely Democratic challengers -- there is no such dithering on this side of the border. Just
12 per cent of us feel Canada is better off since he took office, and only a third of respondents will admit to liking the world's most powerful man,
even just a little bit.
Seems lik ewe need to listen to our brothers in the north.