Thursday, April 02, 2009

Harper Misses Photo-Op

Judging by the reaction today, clearly this is the issue the Liberals must pounce upon to bring down the government...


  • Well, the Libs may have a pooping puffin, but the Cons have a puffy pooper.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:32 p.m.  

  • Isn't there some quote of Harper from the 2008 election where he said "When you're running at $1 trillion economy you don't get the luxury of do-overs?" Now seems an appropriate time to remind everyone of that...

    By Anonymous /dev/null, at 6:38 p.m.  

  • I just checked BBC's front page and the photo they have on their site is the one without Harper.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:50 p.m.  

  • Maybe he was busy doing a photo-op (and sucking up to) England national teamer and Canadian of convenience Owen Hargreaves.

    By Blogger J, at 6:58 p.m.  

  • For anyone who didn't hear, the Associated Press (?) were reporting rumours that Harper had taken an "inopportune moment to go to the bathroom".

    By Blogger Gauntlet, at 7:24 p.m.  

  • Is it possible that the UK Labor govt spun this "Harper in the loo" story in order to get even?

    Let me throw out a theory here. Maybe, Harper was pouting and decided not to show up for the photo op because he was not in the middle with all the power brokers, and shoved off to the side.

    Maybe he was mad because Brown did not arrange for him to have an audience/photo-op with the Queen.

    Maybe he was mad because he was sidelined at the G20.

    A photo op is a very controlled event. Harper's people would have know the exact timing. Heads of government don't ever miss these things -- in fact, this may be the first time ever.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:31 p.m.  

  • Harper's position was next to Angela Merkl - he was not excluded in the picture. The British do seem to have marginalized Canada, though.

    By Blogger french wedding cat, at 8:26 p.m.  

  • I'd say its more like Stephen Harper and his CON agenda that's marginalized Canada... Like 'Canada's back!' but puzzlingly retreating on signed agreements, on leading in the search for peaceful resolutions, withdrawing from obligations, and talking out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to the global economy, fighting terrorism, capital punishment etc.
    I'd like to see comparison maps of where Canada was placed at past G20 meetings and how we're slowly sliding to the loo under Harper. Perhaps he was expecting to meet the Chinese premier for another tete au tete...

    By Blogger burlivespipe, at 3:03 a.m.  

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