Thursday, January 26, 2006

a new kind of frigidity for Canada

Did anyone else see the pictures of Stephen Harper, our prime-minister-designate, seeing his two young children off to school? He shook their hands.

Perhaps Harper is different when there aren't news crews in the vicinity. I certainly hope so; otherwise, if that's his level of parenting warmth, those kids are going to need a whole lot of therapy when they get older.

PS - I can't wait to see what my conservative parents think of the fact that Harper's wife goes by her maiden surname and not Harper. For years, my mom & dad (especially my dad) just reviled former tory prime minister Joe Clark for having a wife (Maureen McTeer) who dared keep her own name.

10 comments:

Jason said...

How did he make those kids?

fatrobot said...

he hatched from a dragons egg

Carrie said...

i saw that...handshaking...too FORMAL for my liking...i got shivers watching that.

as for the last name...good for her....i would too. oh wait. I DID. :)

r-e-n spells ren but i'm raw said...

you canadians are so quaint with your politics.

too bad you can't be europeans, huh?

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Dragon eggs? More like he cooked them up in his evil stew in the cauldron in his cave.

teh l4m3 said...

fatrobot lies. Clearly Harper sewed dragons' teeth in the ground and then his children sprang up fully grown, complete with backpacks and tennis shoes.

car@ said...

LOL @ Chubba!!!

too bad i have no idea of what's going on over there in the counrty of mapple leafe...

tornwordo said...

I too was horrified at the cold treatment of his children. It's been bugging me since yesterday when i saw it.

Shora said...

It's easier to send your kids into slavery if you don't get too attached to them.

Yay for keeping maiden names! I insisted. And it nearly stopped the wedding. But I won. Yay again! (I'm channeling Jooles today)

madamerouge said...

update: Canadian Press is reporting today that Stephen Harper's wife Laureen is now going by the surname Harper.