The Emperor Will NOT Be Mocked
From the Globe and Mail:
Mr. Bush will be whisked into downtown Ottawa under heavy guard, kept well-insulated from the protesters expected to gather in the city. An enormous security detail has been laid on to ensure that his visit is safe and smooth.Why don't we have any backbenchers in our Congress? I'd love to see the Dems give Bush the respect he really deserves at the next state of the union address.
The visit by Mr. Bush comes at a delicate time for the two countries. There are nagging trade irritants, including a border closed to Canadian beef and disputes over softwood, and Mr. Bush's foreign policies are opposed by many Canadians.
Reportedly worried about being heckled by backbenchers in the House of Commons, Mr. Bush decided not to address Parliament.