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Listened to a CBC interview with the US ambassador to Canada on the way to work this morning. Mildly entertaining was the ambassadors response to the question: “What can Americans learn from Canadians, and vice versa?”
His answer to the first part was (paraphrased) “You dress well for the cold, we could get better there.”
Ok, that’s fine, so when he got to the second part I’m expecting a similarly light-hearted answer. After a preamble about not wanting to tell Canadians how to be more like Americans he said “What could Canadians learn from us? Our ingenuity, work ethic and generosity.”
It’s funny in a “Wow you obviously suck at your job” kind of way. Part of an Ambassadors job is to make the people of the other country like him or her. But, he’s a friend of Bush so the attitude is expected.
Also entertaining was his response to the question “Why do you think Bush is so unpopular in the US? He’s below 30% approval rating now.” He replied “It’s the media. They say he’s got such low approval ratings, but just as an example I had someone walk up to me the other day and say ‘You tell the President to keep it up!’ I can’t believe what the media says when a real person comes up to me and says that.”
This guy seems to have about the same logical reasoning capabilities as his buddy Bush. What do you think is a better way to judge the attitude of 300 million people? a) Calling thousands of randomly selected people and asking them, or b) Counting how many people walk up to me personally and voice their support?
Didn’t you know you could prove the existence of a liberal media bias if there exists at least one person who supports Bush?