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They love us, they really love us!

George Bush gushed over his "relationship" with Canada in an interview leading up to the Cancun tri-lateral Mexico-US-Canada meetings:

I will do my very best to find common ground and, through my relationship with the prime minister, convince the people of Canada that we genuinely care about our friends and neighbours to the north and will work to resolve different issues in an above-board way that is mutually beneficial.

Scotty Greenwood, a grown man who goes by the name "Scotty" and executive director of the Canadian American Business Council, suggests that "(y)ou've got to suspend cynicism and take him at his word." The problem to now, Scotty says, is "(h)e (Bush) just needed a counterpart he could trust. There wasn't much ground for interaction before."

In short, you wanna deal with a right-wing US government, and lets face it, we're going to have to for at least a couple of more electoral cycles, you're gonna have to have a like-minded Canadian government. Or, so the business community would like us to believe.

But maybe, just maybe, we could elect adults that can disagree with the Americans with enough self-confidence that they don't put our national interests at risk by childish taunts and public displays of stupidity.

Well, we don't really appreciate them much: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060329.POLLS29/TPStory/National

"Scotty" is short for Maryscott. She's a lady.

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