Thursday, December 02, 2004
The guys here at the Los Angeles Times seemed to miss the big part of the story, but I thought I'd comment on the President's trip to Canada -- I love America! -- since the guys at InstaPunk love the politics and I love the hockey.
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin is a huge fan of the hockey. In July, the PM praised the hockey of Alberta. He even mentioned Maurice "The Rocket" Richard in his toast to the President and the First Lady (Source Archive). Wow!
Even President Bush says, "[Prime Minister] Paul [Martin] and I share a great vision for the future -- two prosperous, independent nations joined together by the return of NHL hockey." You can read it HERE (Source Archive) if you don't believe.
This toast and the President's tell-tale comments surely set the stage for very serious conversations. What can these two guys do about the lockout? Plenty. Trust me. I would think that the entire anyshell could be made a joint operation of both governments -- like NORAD. That way, everyone could make lots of money and the televisions networks would be required to show the games, by law. And money problems? Gone. I can't wait.
What else could they be talking about but the anyshell lockout? I mean, Canada is less important that the Czech Republic in international matters -- even I know that. Yes, yes, it has to be about the lockout. It just has to be -- doen't it?
I must specially thank my little Puck Princess Punk for all the research she do to help me see just what is going on up north. She is so cute. And, she really knows her way around the internets.