Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Prime Minister Shall Be Otherwise Engaged

One of the surprises in arrangements for the summit is the absence of Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, from those expected to address the ceremonial opening session.

One day this joke will stop being funny. Until then...

PS. Penlan notes in the comments that Harper will be the warm-up act for Hugo Chavez at the plenary session beginning on Saturday morning (April 18).

9 comments:

penlan said...

You left out some more info on that. And, no, I do not support Harper or the Cons:

"One of the surprises in arrangements for the summit is the absence of Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, from those expected to address the ceremonial opening session.

This, I have learnt, has resulted from "regrettable misunderstandings" involving the Port of Spain-based National Coordinating Committee, headed by Ambassador Luis Alberto Rodriguez, and was resolved by a "mature goodwill response" by the Canadian government.

Prime Minister Harper is now expected to be first to speak at the plenary session that begins on Saturday morning (April 18). That's when a range of other Heads of State and Government, among them Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, who is reported to be planning a surprise of his own in relation to Cuba's absence by virtue of the original US-influenced exclusion from the Organisation of American States (OAS) in 1962."

bigcitylib said...

"Prime Minister Harper is now expected to be first to speak at the plenary session that begins on Saturday morning (April 18)."

Think he'll show for this?

penlan said...

He might. We'll find out whether he does or not.

KNB said...

It would be delicious if he had to introduce Chavez, ;).

Ted said...

"One of the surprises in arrangements for the summit is the absence of Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, from those expected to address the ceremonial opening session."

He's too busy looking for his moral compass.

Anonymous said...

"It would be delicious if he had to introduce Chavez, ;)."

Well I wouldn't. This guy is a first class dictator.Well that said: I would like to wish you and all your readers a very "Happy Easter!"

The Mound of Sound said...

If Canada has any chance of being represented, the summit will have to beat out FOX News for Harpo's attention.

RuralSandi said...

Do you think it's easy making priorities - after all, a king has to be near his throne.

Anonymous said...

"One day this joke will stop being funny. Until then..."

You are wrong sir, this will never not be funny.