Aaaawwww, poor wittle Pwesident Bush is so afwaid of being heckled, that he may not address Parlaiment during a planned visit to Canada later this month.
WASHINGTON—The White House is leaning against having President George W. Bush address Parliament when he visits Ottawa, citing fears the U.S. president would be heckled during his speech.Of course, what else would we expect from the guy who couldn't even handle the sight of anti-Bush tee-shirts at his campaign rallies; who made sure any protests held against him during the campaign were confined to areas where he would never have to see them? He can't handle the reality-based community, so he tries to create a fantasy world where he's always right, always above reproach, never questioned. Too bad those of us in the reality-based community have to live with the consequenses of his fantasy-inspired screw-ups!
No final decision has been made, but those involved with the planning of the visit (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1) want to avoid pictures on U.S. network television of a president being booed or shouted at as he embarks on a second term seeking warmer ties with allies who had cooled toward his administration.
The haggling over a potential speech is a sign of the wariness with which the White House views Ottawa after a series of rebukes from north of the border during the Chrétien years — and the damage done by MP Carolyn Parrish (Mississauga-Erindale), who was expelled from the Liberal caucus this week by Prime Minister Paul Martin.
Parrish has promised to hold her tongue if Bush speaks in the same venue where former New Democrat MP Svend Robinson famously heckled then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan in 1987.