There he was, Stephen Harper in front of the cameras, taking questions at the Summit of the Americas. One question from Canadian reporters, then a second, followed by a third. In a terrific example of just how DESPERATE Harper is to link his fortunes to the American President, Harper then asks the assembled Canadian media a question- don't they want to ask about his "meeting" in a hotel corridor with Obama? That's right, Harper volunteers the question, so he can then brag about what a terrific and intense relationship the two leader enjoy. Apparently, the presser wasn't going according to script, reporters concerned about other global matters and what not, Harper saw an opportunity lost, so he intervened. What a transparent HOOT.
Apart from the Harper government's overt attempts to continually try and suckle from the Obama teat, this episode highlights something very important about the Prime Minister. The wheels are always turning, everything is strategic and calculating, it's all about HIM being placed in the best possible light. In a ironic twist, what Harper has never grasped, the more he tries to ride the Obama coat tails for domestic advantage, the more Canadians are reminded of just what a cad we have for a leader, relatively speaking.