Saturday, February 24, 2007

Condescending and Peter Redux - No Good Can Come of This . . . .

U. S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
and Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay
share a lighter moment at yesterday’s
security and prosperity summit

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
was in Ottawa yesterday for security and prosperity meetings with eight other ministers from Canada, Mexico and the U. S. The ministers, which included Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day and Industry Minister Maxime Bernier, also received a broad 51- recommendation report from a panel of business leaders from all three countries that focused on enhancing energy security and production, harmonizing trade regulations and speeding goods and people across their borders in the post 9/ 11 environment.

As it presented its report, several members of the North American Competitiveness Council went to great lengths during a press conference to stress they were not trying to subvert the sovereignty of any country with its broad set of recommendations.

We’re making business recommendations. We’re not making recommendations on government policy. This goes to your ministers and parliaments,” said Ron Kovais, a top executive with the leading U. S. defence contractor, Lockheed Martin.

Somehow the statements in bold (emphasis mine) don't give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. You? ? ? ?


JimBobby said...

Whooee! Funny you used that pitcher o' PeteyBoy an' CondiGal flashin' the pearlies. I was lookin' at their sorry pusses on the TV last night an' thinkin' how Condi's always showin' that bigass gap-tooth grin an' it's quaint an' sweet an' endearin' in a Ilsa She-Wolf o' the SS sorta way.

Yer right as rain, worryin' about the Merkan influence turnin' Canada inta the 51st state. We been worryin'about it fer quite a spell - 40 or 50 years that I know of - an' I reckon it ebbs an' flows. Right now, with the HarpoonTosser kissin' BushMan's keester all the time, we're in ebb territory. It'll temper an' it'll probbly be over US protectionist trade policies.

The real US invasion was cultural an' it's over an' done an' the Yanks won. McDonalds an' WalMarket an' Boston Pizza an' Starbucks invaded an' we was like them fantasyland Iraqis when we welcomed 'em with open arms.

Welcome t' Canada.


West End Bob said...

Thanks for the welcome, JimBobby.