N.L. premier casts Harper as wily deceiver
'Steve' is no buddy of mine, furious premier says
Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2007 | 7:29 PM NT - CBC News
Calling the prime minister "Steve," a furious Danny Williams lashed out at Stephen Harper Friday as an untrustworthy chameleon trying to pull the wool over Canadians' eyes.
During a scrum with reporters, Williams referred to Harper as "Steve," eschewing a more formal — if not respectful — reference.
"His buddy [U.S. President] George Bush calls him Steve, so, you know, I can call him Steve. I'm not a buddy of his," Williams told reporters.
"By the same token, I have to basically treat him with the same disdain that he's treating [residents of Newfoundland and Labrador]."
Don't get between these two. Sounds like they may be scratchin' each other's eyes out or pullin' hair soon . . . .