Thursday, November 30, 2006

Canada's two official languages... from an American political heavyweight

We become jaded to the realities which exist outside our own sphere of pursuit. For example, we quite erroniously believe that George W Bush, an uncurious, stupid and inarticulate individual, represents most of what America is. We listen and cringe at Bush's corrupted English and boorish behaviour.

Then we get a demonstration of what America's leadership could be.

Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, addressed the Liberal leadership convention in Montreal last night - in both of Canada's official languages. From Crooks and Liars...

That's class. And, yes, Fox News is going to hate that.

Update: And, just in case you were wondering about the Fox News reaction to Dean's comment, take a look at this. It's fun to watch Brown trip all over himself trying to explain that Fox doesn't hate him speaking French... and, oh yeah, that Fox was the only US network to cover his trip to Canada. And, y'know, after a little casting about, Fox may be accurate on that one.

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