Thursday, February 19, 2009

The PM and the Pres

[photo: AP. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in full dress uniform salute President Obama]


There they were, amid a sea of flags on Parliament Hill, and I swear the Prime Minister looked smitten. I'm no Tory, but I have to give it to the PM -- he did very well (not that he needs my approval). The President endeared himself to me with an oblique reference to a previous President who ignored Canada, especially during those dark days when Canada immediately reached out to New York, by saying that we were often taken for granted and that would no longer be the case.


And for trivia, we also learned that President Obama's brother-in-law is Canadian. And the President thanked those Canadians who went south of the border to campaign for him. What a guy!




13 comments:

  1. We are proud of our President, a new respect for government to come!! Yes I voted for him Yippie!!!
    Hugs, Diane

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  2. We are hoping that the rest of the world comes to like the US a bit more now that we have left the bad rubbish behind!!! Obama is quite the charmer and smarter and more willing to listen than anyone we have ever had. You ahve got to love his smile!! I worked very ahrd for him here in VA and we are very proud of him!! Glad that our wonderful neighbors are taking a shine to him too! that is very important!!
    Hugs!
    Elizabeth

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  3. And he's handsome to boot! Finally a decent man in office in the U.S.!

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  4. It is wonderful to see Obama be warmly embraced. He certainly seems like a decent man ; with a very positive vision for the future.

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  5. Anonymous5:18 AM

    ....Elizabeth has got it all wrong......the rest of the world does like the US...it's the Ex President they weren't too keen on!!!

    Smart uniforms......Smart President!!!

    Anon the Elder.....OOOOO

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  6. I love his energy. I love him.

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  7. It's about time! Bravo, President Obama! And thank you, Canada, for the warm and enthusiastic welcome you gave him.
    (P.S. Obama's Indonesian half-sister is married to a Chinese-Canadian - isn't that wonderful!)

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  8. I love this picture! And, I believe we are ALL going to love our new president~some people will just "get it" before others!
    xoxox

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  9. He strikes such a handsome picture doesn't he? His speeches are intelligible and eloquent. Yes...

    ps those Mounties are nothin' to shake a sick at...whoooooo NICE

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  10. He is indeed very charming. If only charm could lead the country. We'll see. I didn't vote for him but I want him to succeed because if he succeeds America succeeds. God bless our new president!

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  11. Great photograph. GO Obama!!!

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  12. It's a wonderful thing to see all this thought and reason and goodwill! xo

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  13. Yes, well we're all still swooning here in the US over him too. Who can blame us, really. Sigh

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