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    Obama and Governor General

    Hmmm ... I wonder if Obama was thinking ... Michelle or Michaelle?

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...887/story.html

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    The Governor General of Canada must be IMPEACHED immediately by violating the Canadian constitution and protocols.

    It is not the job of the Governor General of Canada to play the role of a master of ceremony and greets the head of state of a foreign country. That's the role a the Prime Minister.

    I wonder if race played a role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centaurus
    The Governor General of Canada must be IMPEACHED immediately by violating the Canadian constitution and protocols.

    It is not the job of the Governor General of Canada to play the role of a master of ceremony and greets the head of state of a foreign country. That's the role a the Prime Minister.

    I wonder if race played a role.
    Centaurus, your statement is full of ignorance, you should've made a quick research on google to find out how off the track you are.
    I am NOT a fan of the constitutionnal monarchy system, would like to see it abolished, but I still have to explain to you the role of the governor general.

    The governor general IS the Head of State and the prime minister is the head of government. Every law passed by the government has to be approved by the GG, even the prime minister is sworn in by her.

    When you wonder if race played a role, are you serious????
    When pope Jean-Paul 2 visited Canada in 1984 and when president Ronald Reagan visited Canada, they were greeted by governor general Jeanne Sauvé...

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    Somehow that picture and the first paragraph of that article don't quite match.

    Jean: "Thanks for acknowledging the death of our 108 soldiers in Afghanistan"
    Obama: "No problem, but I thought the Prime Minister of Canada was a tall white dude with grey hair.
    Jean: "I'm not the Prime Minister. Hahaha!"
    Last edited by JustBob; 02-21-2009 at 03:36 AM.

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    I'm a huge Obama fan... but I do wish the Americans would drop the line "only in America" in referring to him becoming President... (I appreciate the differences in office) but Canada ain't doing too badly in the same department by having the Governor General we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My_dingaling
    "When you wonder if race played a role, are you serious????
    When pope Jean-Paul 2 visited Canada in 1984 and when president Ronald Reagan visited Canada, they were greeted by governor general Jeanne Sauvé..."

    Counter point:

    Every US president since Reagan visited Canada on a official trip, some more than once while in office . That includes: Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43. Thats' almost 21 years of State visits.

    During each of these visits, the Canadian PM went to the airport and greeted it them personally. Why is it any different with Obama ???? Why are we changing a 21 years old protocol.? The question that you should ask is why didn't she greets Bush 43 when he came to Canada? In 4 or 8 years, if there is a Republican president , would she take her big fat haitian ass to the airport and greets the US President, whomever he is. ?

    Also, don't mix the Pope in it. It is by Vatican protocol-that the head of the state greets the Pope personally when he travels abroad. That includes the US.

    p.s.: This issue is not over. The National Post will address this issue in great detail next week.

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    As other have stated, while mostly a figuread, the Governor General IS Canada's head of state and outranks the PM. And her duties are mostly non-political and ceremonial. That someone would have an issue with this is not only silly, it's absurd.

    Quote Originally Posted by centaurus
    In 4 or 8 years, if there is a Republican president , would she take her big fat haitian ass to the airport and greets the US President, whomever he is. ?
    Adding insults that reek of racism and bigotry don't really help your (non) argument...

    Quote Originally Posted by centaurus
    p.s.: This issue is not over. The National Post will address this issue in great detail next week.
    Is it going to address the fact that Stephen Harper has obsessively tried to micro-manage an important visit and turn it into a statement on petty politics and manipulation?
    Last edited by JustBob; 02-21-2009 at 08:47 PM.

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