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Bush, George W. - Who Is That?
A Canadian comedian posing as a reporter once asked Bush for his response to the endorsement from Canadian Prime Minister Jean Poutine. Bush said "I'm honored. I appreciate his strong statement.... He understands I want to ensure our relationship with our most important neighbor to the north of us, Canadians, is strong. We will work closely together." The Canadian Prime Minister's name is Jean Chretien, not Poutine. Poutine is a popular Canadian snack food of french fries covered in cheese curd and gravy.
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pr_frink writes:
That's the point of the slip-up. The guy wasn't really a reporter. He's a comedian pointing out how stupid George W. Bush really is. That and the comedian, Rick Mercer, is one of the funniest guys around.
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Wedge Antilles writes:
Well, that's what happens when you mix a comedian from "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" to the president, Rick Mercer is great.
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Space faerie writes:
Thanks to mirandarling for your appreciation to canadians. The canaidian reporter is rick mercer from the canaidian show called "this hour has 22 minutes." Every year they do a really funny episode called "talking to americans." they ask random americans dumb questions like "what do you think about the annual caribou hunt in toronto?" Toronto is like chicago. Ever seen a caribou in chicago? I didn't think so. We aren't all lumber jacks who live in igloos you know.
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fool4jesus writes:
You want to know the dumbest part of this? That most people who hear it think it's funny only because it supposedly shows Bush being dumb. I imagine that if this comedian had asked the question of Kerry, or Hillary, or even Bubba, most of these same people would shout "unfair!" Many liberals have no sense of humor unless they're bashing Republicans. How sad.
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Kalonica writes:
Yeah, sobochick could very well be right.
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Matt writes:
He may have accidentally combined two names: Russian President Putin and Canadian Prime Minister Chretien. I do that all the time. I don't like to pick our leader--he's a great guy who has a big heart!
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TheGrammerPolice writes:
Actually, the 'Talking to Americans' segment airs almost every week. I love this hour has 22 minutes- watch it if you can!!!!
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sobochick writes:
Has it ever occurred to y'all that GW was just being polite-that he knew the fool had messed up the dude's name, but he let it slide rather than come off like a jerk for correcting him? No? I guess that would never occur to people with no sense of common decency and no manners.
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