Welcome to Canada, don't mind the raving moonbats
Paul at Ravishing Light scores an Instalanche with his photoblogging of the pathetic lemmings gathered in downtown Ottawa:
I hope not shaving, messing my hair up, and wearing an old jacket is enough to infiltrate the crowd. No one's capable of more violence than Persons of Diversity and Tolerance, and I don't plan to get hurt in the name of citizen-journalism, if at all possible.
Debbye at Being American In T.O. has no flashy photos, but instead posts typically insightful commentary:
In other words, the president, from a position of decidedly stronger domestic strength than, say, Prime Minister Martin, is extending his hands in friendship; a lesser man would behave far differently, but I doubt rabid Bush-haters will recognize or understand what they are seeing.
Wiser heads may reflect that he is capable of doing so because he has much bigger concerns than personal pique or feelings of self-consequence; they will even recognize that he is indeed a leader because he can consign the slurs and insults to their proper place and keep this young century's chief challenge at the forefront of his agenda.
He is determined to give credit wherever he can, to encourage the efforts - large and small - to the allies in the war on terror, and to continue to build that coalition and urge it forward.
She's right: Bush follows that theme precisely, and even the CBC can't find a way to report around it. I've said before that I think Bush has the best speechwriters around, and they've proven me right once again, as their boss manages to deliver the best one-liner I've heard in awhile:
I want to thank the Canadian people who came out to wave, with all five fingers, for their hospitality...
Heh. Welcome to the Great White North, eh?